Rita Moreno, the 91-year-old Hollywood legend, attended a performance of “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window” on Broadway and got cozy with the new production’s stars Rachel Brosnahan and Oscar Isaac over champagne in the theatre lobby. Moreno gushed about the pair’s on-stage chemistry, calling it “red hot” and “carnal” before asking Isaac if he was “single and into older women.” She also mentioned her past relationship with Marlon Brando, who she called a bad guy when it came to women.
Actress Rita Moreno, aged 91, asked “Star Wars” actor Oscar Isaac if he was “single and into older women” after attending a Broadway show.
Hollywood star Rita Moreno made an appearance at the new Broadway production “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window” on Tuesday evening. The icon played the lead role in the original production back in 1964. After the show, she spent some time with the show’s actors Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan, enjoying champagne in the lobby of the James Earl Jones Theatre. Moreno praised the chemistry between the pair, calling it “red hot” and “carnal,” and even asked Isaac if he was “single and into older women.”
Isaac, who is married with two children, didn’t seem too keen and replied that Marlon Brando, whom Moreno had previously dated, was a tough act to follow. Moreno met Brando when she was 22 on the set of the 1954 Napoleon biopic “Désirée.” Despite the connection with Brando, Moreno revealed that he was a “bad guy” when it came to women. She even tried to end her life with pills in his house.
However, Moreno’s interest in brooding actors doesn’t seem to have dampened, as she revealed that she has a “thing” for them. Moreno’s attendance at the show is notable since she has a connection to the original production. “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window” opened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) earlier this year and broke records by transferring to Broadway at breakneck speed.
At 91 years old, Moreno remains a force in the entertainment industry. The actress, dancer, and singer is one of only 16 people to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award (EGOT). Moreno is also a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor. Her appearance at the Broadway production shows that age is indeed just a number for the legendary star.