Jolie Gonzalez-Padilla: Salu-
dos Rita, thank you for taking
the time to talk with me to-
day! I am honored! You are
Rita Moreno: Saludos, its my
pleasure Jolie, how are you!?
Have you seen One day at a
Hahahah Oh she’s hilarious! You are go-
ing to laugh so much, you are going to
laugh so hard, you’re going to pee, I’m
telling you, que te vas a orinar, mija. Or
better say it as Lydia, my character, te
vas a mear! Hahaha! Lydia is Cuban,
the familia is Cuban, and my character
Lydia is a real Diva. She’s hilarious, she
has an accent, I use my mother’s ac-
cent. Jolie Gonzalez-Padilla: God, Yes, lol.
Lydia is a piece of work, she is hilarious.
I love that they took this show and just
turned it around!
Rita Moreno: Lo mas lindo de eso es,
(the wonderful part is) that they have
found, which is very difficult to do, they
found a great balance between the
‘latino-ness’ of it and the ‘americaness’
She says things like, ‘I saw it on the Ju-
Tube’ and it’s not invented, I’m simply
doing my mom’s accent! She is very
feisty, very opinionated and sooo vain!
She really thinks she is God’s gift to
Men. Hahahha, I love playing that kind
of vanity, she is just so funny that you
have to love her! Lydia is also sexy.
When I was offered the part, by Nor-
man Lira, I said I would love to do it on
one condition, he said, “What?” and I
said, “she has to still be a sexual per-
son, just because she’s old or older,
doesn’t mean she can’t still be sexual,”
and for me opening my big mouth, they
We were not selected for an Emmy now have me flirting with anything and
this year, it really was kind of like a everyone.
shock to everybody including the tv
critics who were very upset about I mean this woman will flirt with a
that, pero that was then this is now. fence post, she is shameless about her
We look forward to the new season sexuality. It’s hilarious and of course
and Im pretty sure (I just know) we the result of that is that the younger
are going to get nominated next time. audience adore her because she is also
Pero watch the show because for me in some ways very, very hip and con-
to describe the show to you audience, temporary. She watches the ‘Jutube’
it’s really difficult, it’s about a family and things like that and the ‘ChatZnap’
without a father, nobody is an orphan hahahah. Sometimes I have difficulty
but the mother and the husband are pronouncing the things they give me
to say because they are so funny. Now
doesn’t that make you want to watch
It’s just a family with a young woman, the show?
her mother, Me, who is a crazy diva! En este sentido, que you know we’re
not leaving out the American audience.
Were still very Latino without leaving
out th e American audience that’s hard
to do, it’s hard to accomplish that it’s a
balance, that’s very delicate. You don’t
want to speak too much Spanish and
leave people out you know you can-
not assume the entire world is Latino
cause it’s not, even though we think so,
especially Lydia. She is always ‘going
back to Havana’, she’s very, very Cuban,
she’s old fashioned, she is ‘of that time’,
so everything she does is hilariously
Jolie Gonzalez-Padilla: Yes, I have! I
love it and can hardly wait to see the
2nd Season on NETFLIX. Tell us about
your role on “One Day at a Time”
Rita Moreno: Here’s the thing, I can
only tell you a little bit because Netflix
is very fussy about having plot lines
discussed before it goes on the air,
so I can’t tell you a lot, but you get a
huge example of what the show is like
when you watch the first season. For
one thing you know it got an insane
amount of views..
What else can I tell you dear??
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There’s one scene where I sing Happy
Birthday to somebody and I’m flirting
with him and I tried to sing it like Mar-
ilyn Monroe, remember how Marilyn
Monroe sang Happy Birthday to Pres-
ident Kennedy? [Yea}when she sang
‘Happy Birrrthday to ju, Happy Birrrth-
day tooo juuuu..” Hahha its just really
delicious and funny and you’re going to
recommend and binge.
I think that’s the best way to watch
things now, binging that way you don’t
have to wait for episodes.