Rita Moreno was spotted giving a talk at Sunday’s Puerto Rican Day Parade Celebration that was held during the 2021 Tribeca Festival.
The 89-year-old icon appeared to be in good spirits as she posed for a few shots at the event before she took to a stage to speak about her experiences as an actress.
Her appearance at the celebration occurred prior to the release of the highly-awaited remake of West Side Story, in which she is set to appear and executive produce.
Having fun: Rita Moreno looked amazing while attending Sunday’s Puerto Rican Day Parade Celebration during the 2021 Tribeca Festival
Moreno was dressed in a stylish black jacket that was offset by a flowing white shirt during her appearance at the festival.
She was also seen in a pair of pants and a set of high-heeled shoes that both matched the color of her outerwear.
The EGOT-winning actress accessorized with an eye-catching necklace and an ornate pair of gold earrings while speaking to her fans.
Her beautiful silver hair was cut short and fell to just below her eyebrows as she spent time at the celebration.
Dressed to impress: The EGOT-winning actress wore a striking black coat and a matching pair of pants, which were both offset by a white shirt
Accessorizing well: The performer also wore an eye-catching necklace and an ornate pair of gold earrings while giving her talk
Mariem Perez Riera, who directed the soon-to-be-released documentary Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It, was also present during the event.
Moreno’s appearance during the celebration comes prior to the release of the remake of West Side Story.
The actress portrayed Anita in the original 1961 film, which was adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
The play itself was originally based on Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet, and it follows its storyline closely.
Showing up: Mariem Perez Riera, who directed the forthcoming documentary Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It, was also present
Big things coming: Moreno’s appearance at the event comes before the release of the upcoming remake of West Side Story
The film version of West Side Story was met with widespread critical acclaim following its 1961 release, and it won a total of ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Moreno herself won the distinction for Best Supporting Actress for her efforts on the feature.
Development on the film’s remake was first announced in 2014 when director Steven Spielberg initially expressed his desire to helm a new version of the flick, and his involvement with the project was made official in 2018.
Three years later, screenwriter Tony Kushner, who previously collaborated with the 74-year-old filmmaker on Lincoln and Munich, revealed that he was working on the movie’s script.
Famous role: The much-celebrated actress portrayed Anita in the 1961 adaptation of the Broadway musical
Long process: Director Steven Spielberg initially spoke about his interest in directing a new version of the movie in 2014, and his involvement in the project was eventually announced four years later
Performers began being added to the film’s cast in 2018, with Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler taking on the roles of Tony and Maria, respectively.
Moreno is set to portray Valentina, a reworked version of Doc, who was played by Ned Glass in the original flick, while her old part will be filled by Ariana DeBose.
The much-celebrated actress also serves as an executive producer on the project.
Other performers who will appear in the much-awaited feature include Brian d’Arcy James, Corey Stoll and Ana Isabelle.
Sticking around: Moreno will appear as Valentina in the upcoming film and will serve as one of its executive producers
Physical production initially began in the summer of 2019, with shooting taking place in and around New York City.
The film’s crew then moved to nearby New Jersey before filming eventually wrapped in September of that year.
The feature was originally supposed to make its debut in December of last year, although its premiere was delayed due to the onset of the global pandemic.
West Side Story is currently set to be made available to the public on December 10th, which falls on the anniversary of the original film’s release.
Coming soon: The new version of West Side Story is currently set to be made available to the public on December 10th