#RitaMoreno …. a Puerto Rican treasure!! “Abuelita Yolie” ….
A report by Colin Bertram for NBC News. You can watch the video of the interview through the link to the original report below.
Animated is an adjective often used to describe entertainment legend Rita Moreno.
And with her latest role as Abuelita Yolie in the Sprout original cartoon series “Nina’s World,” the description can be now used literally: Morena, 83, provides the voice of six-year-old Nina’s kind and inspiring grandmother on the new children’s show the actress describes as “extraordinary” and “authentic.”
The series is very invested in diversity, even to the point of casting actors who correspond to their characters in real life. “Every actor who plays a nationality is of that nationality. There’s a little deaf boy – for real – who plays a deaf boy,” Moreno explains, adding that there are no crazy special effects employed on the series and “people don’t talk in…
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