Rita Moreno will be joining Jennifer Garner and Ed Helms in the upcoming Netflix comedy 'Family Leave'.
Jennifer Garner is all praises for Rita Moreno, 91. On February 2, Garner, 50, shared photos of herself with the 80 for Brady actress, days after Variety reported that Moreno will join Garner and Ed Helms in the upcoming Netflix comedy, Family Leave. "All of us working on #FamilyLeave are bowled over by this beautiful actress who is really starting to make her mark," Garner wrote in her caption on Instagram about the EGOT-winner.
"Watch for her this week in @80forBrady," Garner added, as she wrote that "it is my pleasure to introduce the most sparkly star in the sky" about the actress. Family Leave's cast will also include Matthias Schweighöfer, Bashir Salahuddin, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Fortune Feimster, Xosha Roquemore, Paul Scheer, Andrew Bachelor, Pete Holmes, Naomi Ekperigin, Dan Finnerty, Cyrus Arnold, and Vanessa Carrasco alongside young stars Emma Myers and Brady Noon, as per Variety.
The film follows a family that experiences a supernatural body switch on the most important day of each of the family member's life, forcing the family to unite to secure each member's promotion, college interview, a record deal, and soccer tryout, according to the outlet.
Moreno also stars in her new movie 80 for Brady, teaming up with co-stars Jane Fonda, Sally Field, and Lily Tomlin as their characters embark on a trip to see Tom Brady play in the 2017 Super Bowl, the year the now-retired quarterback led the New England Patriots to a victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
In this movie, the EGOT winner was presented with a unique challenge which is, trying to look like a bad dancer, per Entertainment Weekly. "I was trying to find a way to not dance well," Moreno tells EW. "I was dancing down. Because the first thing I ran into when we realized we had to do this little dance was that everybody, to the woman, said, 'Oh, my God, but you're the dancer.' And they wouldn't stop with that," she added.
During the 80 for Brady cast's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the movie in January, Moreno also discussed a scene in the movie in which she "got turned on." Moreno told host Jimmy Kimmel, "I simply want to say that my favorite scene in the movie takes place in the locker room where the guys are." She added, "You know, [Rob Gronkowski], all these guys."
"I entered the room, and it's a real locker room, and I swear to God, like, in seconds I got turned on," she continued, making Kimmel, 55, and his audience laugh. "You're saying a room full of naked men excited you for some reason?" Kimmel asked. "Not only excited me, but I also kept grabbing myself," she added, this time making her co-stars laugh too. "I kept saying to myself, 'What is wrong with you? You are 90!' I'm 91 now. Then I thought, 'There's nothing wrong with that'," she said.
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