A dwelling legend! Rita Moreno belongs to the coveted EGOT membership after incomes trophies on the Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, Academy Awards and Tony Awards by way of the years — and she or he’s conscious of her membership’s significance.
“As an EGOT winner, the award meaning essentially the most to me is the Oscar as a result of it was my first one and it’s iconic,” the 80 for Brady actress, 91, solely reveals within the newest situation of Us Weekly, referring to her trophy for her position as Anita Palacio in West Aspect Story.
She provides: “Out of all of my initiatives, I’m most happy with West Aspect Story for each apparent motive on the earth. It gave me an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a type of fame that I didn’t have heretofore.”
Moreno rose to fame due to her star-making position within the 1961 musical about star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria. The One Day at a Time alum, for her half, portrayed Anita, who was the girlfriend of Maria’s brother Bernardo.
A remake of West Aspect Story, helmed by Steven Spielberg, debuted in 2021 and starred Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as Tony and Maria, respectively. Moreover, Ariana DeBose took over the position of Anita and the Puerto Rico native had a particular cameo as native store proprietor Valentina.
“Are you able to consider it? I’m beside myself,” Moreno beforehand informed Us in January 2020 of becoming a member of the musical practically 60 years after the OG’s premiere. “It was thrilling. It was surreal to speak to the younger lady who’s enjoying Anita, Ariana DeBose, who, by the best way, is a fierce dancer. She’s fierce — means, means, means superior to what I used to be as a dancer. I wasn’t a lot the dancers I used to be the dancer/actress type of factor.”
She gushed on the time: “The youngsters enjoying Latinos are Latinos. Are you able to stand it? You recognize what, they’re their very own colours. A few of them are light-skinned, some are Afro-Latino. It’s thrilling. And the youngsters are so thrilled themselves.”
The Quick X actress — who stars reverse Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sally Discipline and Tom Brady in 80 for Brady, which is in theaters now — sat down with Us to share some basic truths from her spectacular Hollywood profession.
Scroll under to be taught extra about Moreno:
- My favourite meal to cook dinner is any Puerto Rican [dish], like picadillo.
- Out of all of my initiatives, I’m most happy with West Aspect Story for each apparent motive on the earth. It gave me an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a type of fame that I didn’t have heretofore.
- My secret to feeling and looking good at 91 years previous is that I’m fortunate that I’ve glorious Caribbean genes.
- All I keep in mind about my first automotive is that it had a rumble seat and I paid one thing like $100 for it.
- My favourite costar was Marlon Brando in The Night time of the Following Day.
- Probably the most starstruck second I’ve ever had was assembly Clark Gable on the MGM lot. I used to be 17.
- My favourite film is the brand new movie Girls Speaking.
- A memento I’ve taken from set is my 80 for Brady jeweled jersey signed by Tom [Brady] himself.
- On a typical Sunday afternoon, you’d discover me napping.
- My favourite gadgets in my wardrobe are 75 pairs of footwear!
- My favourite room in my home is the kitchen.
- As an EGOT winner, the award meaning essentially the most to me is the Oscar as a result of it was my first one and it’s iconic.
- One place I’d prefer to go to is Lake Como, Italy, as a result of it’s romantic and exquisite.
- My favourite guide is The Highway by Cormac McCarthy.
- The actress I seemed as much as essentially the most rising up was Elizabeth Taylor.
- One factor everybody ought to learn about Marlon Brando is that he had the best humorousness of anybody I’ve ever identified.
- My celeb crush rising up was John Derek.
- I’ve good pores and skin naturally, so the one magnificence product I’ve ever used is moisturizer.
- The roles I used to be dying to get however didn’t was all the pieces that Meryl Streep did.
- My secret expertise is that I like to do pencil drawings.
- A typical false impression about me is that I work out. I don’t!
- My alternate career could be a baby psychologist.
- The tune that brings again the perfect reminiscences is “Dream” from the Forties.
- My favourite reward I’ve acquired is my daughter Fernanda [Luisa Gordon].
- The character that resonated essentially the most with me was [West Side Story’s] Anita.