The role of Tony’s kind, worried boss at the soft drink shop has been passed on to Doc’s widow, Valentina, who is said to be overly optimistic about the young employee’s chances of long-term happiness with Maria.
“Number 1, that’s a pretty name,” said Moreno, who is also the film’s executive producer Parade her new West story character. “Secondly, she has a close relationship with Tony, the main character. It’s very, very different from Doc’s relationship with the kids. And there’s a big surprise with Valentina that of course I won’t elaborate on. exposed, but she’s an idiot. Valentina is a great character, she’s loving, she’s warm. She doesn’t look like Anita at all. She’s definitely an elderly woman. And that’s it. joy in my life I couldn’t believe Steven called me, and then I spoke to Tony Kushner Obviously, Tony is a huge fan of [original] and suggested me to Steven. “
But she wasn’t interested in just a single guest wink. “Playing a cameo when you’re in the lead is just a pastime,” she explains. “All you’re doing is distracting people. Oh, look who’s there? [Spielberg] said, ‘No, no, no, no, no, no, that’s not a cameo. That’s the real part. ‘ I said, ‘Okay, I want to read the script.’ And that’s how it happened. But I can tell you, going back to the past in the present — it’s incredible. “
Glass, who died in 1984, was a multi-character actor whose first part was an uncredited role in the 1937 rope comedy. True confession. Later television jobs include Barney Miller and Cagney & Lacey.