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How Ansel Elgort Prepped for ‘West Side Story’

“Extra’s” Cheslie Kryst spoke with Ansel Elgort on Monday at the NYC premiere of “West Side Story,” where he opened up on his prep for the film.

Elgort revealed he did dance training for “six months,” adding, “I was one of the weaker dancers, because we’re dancing with real good dancers.”

He added, “We were rehearsing for this for months and months and months… even the audition process was a bit like a rehearsal because all of us were improving, trying to win the role.”

Ansel said working with famed director Steven Spielberg was a “real dream come true.”

“West Side Story” hits theaters December 10.

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