Rita Moreno is heading to Virgin territory…
The 83-year-old Puerto Rican actress and singer, the only Hispanic entertainer with win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award, has joined the cast of the CW’s hit telenovela-inspired series Jane the Virgin.
Moreno will portray the mother of Rogelio De La Vega, Jane’s telenovela-star father, portrayed by Jaime Camil. That, of course, makes her Jane’s (Gina Rodriguez) grandmother
Moreno’s character, according to TVLine, will appear in episode 18 and is apparently “fiercely protective” of Rogelio.
Moreno, who earned the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 SAG Awards, is best known as the “America”-singing Anita in the film version of West Side Story.