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How Ariana Debose is breaking boundaries with her Oscar-winning breakout role

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A radiant Ariana Debose with her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film remake of the musical West Side Story. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
A radiant Ariana Debose with her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film remake of the musical West Side Story. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

She wasn’t initially keen on auditioning for the role; she was too busy, she had too many commitments, she wasn’t properly prepared.

Yet she was persuaded to give it to a go – and she must be thanking the fate of the gods now.

Ariana Debose is one of the darlings of this year’s award season after her electrifying performance as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s remake of the 1957 musical West Side Story.

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