What’s higher than making your movie debut in a significant studio film from Steven Spielberg proper after graduating highschool?Being acknowledged by one in all your best inspirations.A single tweet achieved simply that, sending Rachel Zegler right into a giddy spurt of pure pleasure.The tweet, posted from the official “Star Wars” account on Tuesday, was directed at Zegler, 18, the New Jersey star of Spielberg’s upcoming 2020 model of “West Facet Story.” The alumna of Lodi’s Immaculate Conception Excessive College performs Maria within the adaptation of the traditional musical.Within the tweet, “Star Wars” actor Oscar Isaac held up an indication. What was on the signal? A tweet … from Rachel Zegler.Zegler, a singer and actress, lives in Clifton and wrapped “West Facet Story” in September after filming this previous summer time in Paterson (the movie is out on Dec. 18, 2020). She’s an enormous fan of Isaac. So it follows that her tweet learn as follows:”i haven’t tweeted this shortly butoscar isaac.”That tweet, posted on Nov. 10, made it into the arms of the “Star Wars” social media staff, who posted the photograph of Isaac, 40, holding the tweet whereas quote-tweeting Zegler’s authentic tweet.However that wasn’t all. There was additionally a message for Zegler from the person himself.“Enormous fan of yours! -OI.”“WHAT,” Zegler tweeted, spying the put up.“I’ve been looking at this for hours now,” she mentioned in one other tweet.“I’ve bought cash on him solely figuring out me from the Shallow video,” Zegler mentioned, referring to her 2018 rendition of the Girl Gaga-Bradley Cooper track that went viral shortly earlier than her half in “West Facet Story” was introduced.This growth was maybe enabled by the truth that Disney is the father or mother firm behind “West Facet Story” and “Star Wars,” however Zegler had no time for qualifiers in gentle of absolute elation.The teenager actress proceeded to share the phases of her response to the surprising shoutout.Zegler quote-tweeted the “Star Wars” put up and shared her personal Instagram reply about Isaac, who performs Poe Dameron, a pilot for the Resistance within the film franchise, together with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” (“Episode IX”), due out on Dec. 20:“Simply wanna say that this synthetic me need to be an actor in 2013 together with his insanely superb efficiency in ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’— impressed me as a musician and performer and made me need to seize the essence of the human expertise.”To listen to these phrases from this unbelievable man? Essentially the most unbelievable second of my life to this point, I feel. Our accomplishments aren’t doable with out those that got here earlier than us. So hey, I’m an enormous fan (and was an enormous fan first), and that’s why all of this got here to be. Thanks.”“Additionally the MOVES he has made as a distinguished Latino actor,” Zegler mentioned in a follow-up tweet. “Endlessly grateful.” The actress is of Colombian heritage, and Isaac is of Guatemalan and Cuban heritage.She adopted that up with a video of her reacting to the Isaac tweet with a contented cry.“Obtained a tattoo it’s nonetheless therapeutic tho,” Zegler tweeted, posting images of herself that includes Isaac in miniature, plastered on her brow, holding her tweet.“That is mainly the video of Jennifer Garner receiving a telephone name from Julie Andrews,” she mentioned on Instagram, the place she shared proof of the watershed second.Have a tip? Amy Kuperinsky could also be reached at [email protected] Observe her on Twitter @AmyKup or on Fb.Get the newest updates proper in your inbox. Subscribe to NJ.com’s newsletters.