“It’s like you can never do right,” Moreno said. “This is the guy who really brought Latino-ness and Puerto Rican-ness to America. I couldn’t do that. I mean, I’d love to say I did, but I couldn’t. Lin-Manuel did it.” I’m really lonely, and I’m thrilled to the pieces, and I’m proud that they produced my documentary.”
Her new documentary is titled, “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decides to Go for It.”
Moreno continued, “I’m just saying, can’t you wait a while and leave it alone? There are a lot of people who are Puerto Ricano, who are also from Guatemala, who are dark and who are also fair. . We are all colors in Puerto Rico.”
“In the Heights,” a musical about a vibrant and diverse Latinx community in New York City, was released in theaters earlier this month.
Manuel recently responded to criticism on social media, writing, “In trying to paint a mosaic of this community, we fall short. I’m really sorry.”