Rita Moreno is always full of surprises—and so much talent. What an honor to meet her.
And speaking of honors, with an Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and SAG Lifetime Achievement Award on her shelf, the business of show has recognized her in so many wonderful ways. She also has the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Arts.
Rita’s new show
She looks so fabulous—loved her choice of colors here—and she exudes that positive, radiant enthusiasm that has obviously played a part in her timelessness. The famed actor, singer and dancer was at NBC Universal’s Fall Press Tour to talk in glowing terms about the joy of voice acting for the new original animated series, Nina’s World on Sprout.
Rita, now 83, plays 6-year-old Nina’s abuelita or grandmother on this family show that premieres Sept. 26, the network’s 10th birthday. Look for Rita’s character to be thoroughly modern and active—even doing yoga!
Check your local listings for Sprout, a 24-hour preschool TV channel with “fun, meaningful content to help families learn, develop, be and grow together.” Then invite your young kids or grandkids to settle in for a fun time as curious Nina shares experiences that incorporate diversity, creativity and friendship.
Another big honor
Most of us seek the secrets to longevity. Seems Rita Moreno has found them, and she shares with us here. She also lets us in on a big surprise during this interview. She is slated to receive yet another accolade on Dec. 6, that of the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, along with Seiji Ozawa, Cicely Tyson, Eagles, Carole King and George Lucas.