Has Rita Moreno Retired? No, and stop asking! The iconic actor turned 90 in December 2021 and has no plans to quit. In fact, she would rather use roller skates than end her 70-year career because of her age. Moreno shared his feelings on the issue of retirement and Hollywood’s “profound” ageism in a recent interview. And just like the title of the Moreno documentary, just a girl who decided to go for it, Moreno will keep walking together until she can’t stay any longer.
Rita Moreno’s career spans 70 years
Moreno is on the short list of people who have EGOT’d, aka, won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. He has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many other honours. Perhaps her most iconic role was Anita story of the west. She won an Oscar for her performance in 1962, making her the first Latinx person to win an acting Oscar. And 59 years later, she is the only Latinx actress to win an acting Oscar.
Moreno is Puerto Rican, making him one of the only proper artists of 1961 story of the west. But still she had to do such makeup which turned her skin dark. She returns in the story of Steven Spielberg story of the west remake, this time in a smaller role and as an executive producer. story of the west It will hit theaters on December 10, and Moreno will turn 90 the next day. And he’s not the least bit sick of working.
in an interview with Diversity For his 2021 Power of Women issue, Moreno invoked ageism in Hollywood.
“Why should I play grandma just because I’m old?” he said. “Can I become a lawyer? A scientist? So far, the answer is… not so much. Hollywood is deeply influenced by ageism.”
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Rita Moreno will not retire
from his role in singing in the rain through all her awards and now returning story of the west, Moreno has decades of ups and downs to share with fans. Moreno honored the power of women’s diversity Event held in California on 30 September. And in his speech, he drew on his decades-long career and how hard it was to make his dreams come true in the face of racism and sexism. He said:
“Given my background, feeling powerful is an important reality. Growing up as a young Latina immigrant in a racist and patriarchal society, I honestly couldn’t even imagine what it might feel like to reach that. I could only muster the inner strength to work towards my dream of becoming a successful actress. But the struggle was a daily reality, and sadly still happens sometimes.”
Despite the struggles she is still facing, once a day Star refuses to slow down. Literally, she won’t quit acting until she physically can’t do it anymore.
“I love what I do,” she told Variety. “I can retire if I can’t walk. And yet, there’s always a wheelchair — or roller skates.”
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Rita Moreno documentary airs on PBS in October
Moreno’s illustrious career will be unpacked and celebrated in upcoming documentary Rita Moreno: Just a girl who decided to go for it. The film will air on PBS on October 5. american masters Chain. The film also includes interviews with Moreno as well as actors such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eva Longoria and Gloria Estefan. Morgan Freeman, Mitzi Gaynor, Whoopi Goldberg, Justina Machado, Terrence McNally and Karen Olivo also appear in the documentary.
Olivo won a Tony Award for playing Anita in the 2009 revival story of the west. Miranda also worked on the revival. Moreno told her Variety story of the west The Oscar win has stunned him till date.
“It’s the last thing I ever expected,” she said. “It’s not something you say to yourself: ‘Oh, this will get me an Oscar.’ At least I don’t think so. Maybe some actors might, but I certainly never in a million years thought this little Puerto Rican girl was going to be nominated.”
Rita Moreno: Just a girl who decided to go for it Airs Tuesday, October 5 at 9 p.m. EST on PBS.