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Rita Moreno Says She Hooked Up With Elvis To Get Over Marlon Brando

Famous actress Rita Moreno said she entered into a relationship with Elvis when she found out about Marlon Brando's affair.

“Elvis Presley is another story,” Moreno said. people en Español on Wednesday in New York City. “I was going to go with Marlon.” [Brando] at that time. He didn't necessarily go with me, but I went with him. He knows what I'm saying, right? She went on to explain that at the same time she found out Brando was cheating on her, a representative for the King of Rock 'n' Roll asked her out on a date. “I looked at her underwear and said yes. ,” Moreno told People magazine.

Rita Moreno attends the New York premiere of 'West Side Story' on November 29, 2021 in New York City. Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for 20th Century Studios

The 92-year-old famous actress went on to explain how the series of events happened and opened up about what Presley is like as a lover.

She spoke about when she found out Brando was cheating on her and explained how heartbroken she was.

“One day I found women's lingerie at his house and went home crying. I was so hurt and furious and thought, 'I never want to see him again,'” she said.

A fan walks through the entrance to Elvis Presley's home of Graceland on August 14, 2007 in Memphis, Tennessee. Fans are gathering to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the entertainer's death on August 16th. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDAPhoto credit goes to his STAN HONDA/AFP via Getty Images.

“But I knew he didn't mean it. I was really completely devastated. Not only was I devastated, I was his slave. I just adored him and It was more like I worshiped it,” Moreno told People.

The day after Brando's affair was discovered, he received an unexpected phone call from Colonel Tom Parker, who was managing Presley at the time.

Actor Marlon Brando waves after speaking at Michael Jackson's concert in New York on September 7, 2001. The concert was the first of two performances in New York as part of Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration, Solo Years. AFP Photo/Beth A. Kaiser Beth A. Kaiser/AFP (via Getty Images)

“Elvis saw you in the newsstand at 20th Century Fox,” she recalled Parker saying.

Mr. Moreno went on to ask, “He liked what he saw and wanted to meet you.” do you want to meet him? ”

At that moment, she remembered the underwear she had found and seized the opportunity to go on a date with Presley.

The famous actress wasn't entirely thrilled with her experience with the legendary star.She went on to say, “We went on a date.” [Elvis] According to People magazine, he found her “nice but boring.”

Rita Moreno wears Ralph Lauren to ELLE's 27th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration presented by Ralph Lauren and Lexus held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on October 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. attended. Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images, ELLE

“He was kind, but a country boy. So, anyway, when [Brando] As it turns out, it didn't take long. He started throwing chairs. he was very angry. It was amazing,” she said.

The late, great Elvis Presley sings through a projection screen during Elvis Presley's 25th Anniversary Concert at the Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee on August 16, 2002. Twenty-five years after Elvis Presley's death, he performed another sold-out “live” concert, with more than 12,000 Elvis fans packing into Memphis' Pyramid Arena for the evening's show. .Alan Spearman/AFP via Getty Images

“And I just sat there while he kept throwing chairs and talking,” Moreno said. (Related: Drew Barrymore admits she was catfished on dating apps, video show: Report)

Moreno and Brando's tumultuous relationship was featured in the 2021 documentary Rita Moreno: The Girl Who Decided to Just Go for It.

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