Actress Rita Moreno is honest, unfiltered in new documentary

From relationships to racism, EGOT-profitable actress Rita Moreno speaks her truth of the matter about her upbringing and profession in a new documentary.

Five things you need to have to know:

  1. “Rita Moreno: Just a Female Who Resolved to Go for It” showcases the humor of the 89-12 months-aged Moreno, as properly as lesser-identified struggles she confronted on her path to stardom, which include Hollywood sexism and abuse, a toxic connection with Marlon Brando and melancholy a 12 months before she emerged as an Oscar winner.
  2. Born into poverty on a Puerto Rican farm, Moreno and her seamstress mother immigrated to New York City when Moreno was 5 a long time aged.
  3. Soon after studying dance and doing on Broadway, Moreno was cast as any ethnic minority the Hollywood studios wanted, be it Polynesian, Indigenous American or Egyptian.
  4. The documentary includes interviews with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eva Longoria, Héctor Elizondo, Gloria Estefan, Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, Norman Lear and far more.
  5. In addition to a role in Steven Spielberg’s approaching remake of “West Facet Story,” Moreno serves as an govt producer on the film.