Rita Moreno: Steven Spielberg Brought An Epic Attitude To ‘West Side Story’

Director Steven Spielberg and Rita Moreno as Valentina on the set of 20th Century Studios’ WEST SIDE STORY.

When Steven Spielberg set out on his quest to bring West Side Story back to the big screen, he wanted it to be epic in every conceivable way. To help him in that quest, he enlisted Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar for her role in the first screen adaptation of the legendary Broadway musical. She’s a producer on the new film, and she also appears as a newly created character. And now, with the finished product in theaters, Moreno says that Spielberg has succeeded in what he was trying to accomplish, because she thinks the film is absolutely epic. (Click on the media bar below to hear Rita Moreno)

West Side Story is now playing in theaters.

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