Zegler, star of one of the yearâ€™s most-nominated films, didnâ€™t immediately say whether she accepted the invitation. It would require her to fly to Los Angeles from London, where she is currently making a film.
Her admission that she wasnâ€™t invited to the Oscars shocked many people on social media, especially because non-actors like Tony Hawk and Shaun White are presenters at the ceremony.
Zegler confessed the snub after a fan asked what sheâ€™d be wearing to the ceremony.
â€œIâ€™m not invited, so sweatpants and my boyfriendâ€™s flannel,â€ she replied.
Zegler, 20, wasnâ€™t nominated for playing the lead role Maria in the Steven Spielberg-directed musical, but itâ€™s common for cast members of prominent contenders to be guests, even if they werenâ€™t personally nominated.
Many people on social media blamed the academy for the slight. Ticket distribution, however, â€œrests on the shoulders of the studios,â€ which, in â€œWest Side Storyâ€™sâ€ case, is Disney, Deadline reported.