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VIDEO: Rita Moreno Reveals the Most Important Part About the WEST SIDE STORY Film Reboot

Last night, Rita Moreno joined her "One Day at a Time" costar Justina Machado and creator Gloria Calderon on the "Busy Tonight" couch. During the interview, Moreno talks playing Lydia on the Netflix remake of the hit '70s show and she even divulges some information about the upcoming reboot of "West Side Story"!

Watch the interview below! The upcoming remake of WEST SIDE STORY is directed by Steven Spielberg with a screenplay by Tony Kushner. Ariana DeBose will star as Anita, Tony Award Winner David Alvarez as Bernardo, and Josh Andrés Rivera has been cast as Chino.

Starring as Maria will be 17-year old New Jersey High School student Rachel Zegler who will make her film debut opposite Ansel Elgort as Tony.

Moreno will play Valentina, a reconceived version of Doc. She will also serve as an Executive Producer on the film.

Moreno received a KENNEDY Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American Culture in 2015. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obamain 2010 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004. Ms. Moreno's countless credits span more than six decades, beginning with her Broadway debut at age 13. Ms. Moreno has starred on Broadway; London's West End; appeared in more than 40 feature films and countless television shows; has performed in numerous regional theaters, and in her one woman show, Life Without Makeup, at the Berkeley Rep.

The 1961 musical drama film WEST SIDE STORY was directed by Robert Wiseand Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. It starred Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris.

E!'s new late night talk show, "Busy Tonight," hosted by actress and New York Times Best Selling author Busy Philipps, and executive produced by Tina Fey, airs every Monday through Thursday at 11:00p ET/PT. "Busy Tonight" features everyone's favorite unfiltered Hollywood best friend giving her hilarious and outspoken opinions on the latest pop culture stories and trending topics, with candid celebrity guest interviews and original comedic segments.



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