The Hollywood icon recently spoke with The View about her experience in show business and how it helped her in her recent film.

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Hollywood icon and EGOT recipient Rita Moreno celebrated a big milestone recently: back in December, she celebrated her 92nd birthday!

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The EGOT winner, best known for her role as Anita in West Side Story, joined the co-hosts of The View to discuss her recent film The Prank, asking what lessons she’s learned in 92 years.

“I don’t want to discuss what I learned because it’s boring,” Moreno stated. She continued, however by saying she wants to “spread joy,”

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Moreno, who plays a mean teacher in her new film, told the co-hosts how she channeled past experiences into the role.

“I thought of all the women in my life, particularly in showbusiness, who had really been awful to me,” she explained, “[a]ll of these bitches,”

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“The list is way long,” Whoopi Goldberg appears to say during the interview.

Moreno, who was born in Puerto Rico and moved to New York as a child, discussed how the racism she experienced impacted her as a child. “For many years I didn’t like being a Hispanic person,”

Rita Moreno said it took years of therapy to overcome the internalized feelings she’d developed from such a young age, “I think it works very well if you find the right doctor,”

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Published by HOLR Magazine.

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