HomeCelebrity"He Liked What He Saw": Rita Moreno Recalls Her First Fling With...

    “He Liked What He Saw”: Rita Moreno Recalls Her First Fling With Elvis Presley While She Was Dating Marlon Brando

    Rita Moreno was once quite popular for her much-talked-about relationship with the legendary Elvis Presley. Now 92, the actress still has fresh memories of the candid love affair she had with the legendary singer. In a fireside chat with People en Español, Rita Moreno reminisced about her encounter with Elvis Presley.

    Moreno did not hold back as she recalled one particular instance that led her to first meet Presley and the fling between the two that followed. Here’s what the ever-graceful actress said.

    Related: “It Was A Whole Thing”: Austin Butler Got Help From A Dialect Coach To Drop His Elvis Presley Accent After 3 Years Of Method…

    “Elvis Presley Is Another Whole Story”: Rita Monero Recalls Her First Meeting With Elvis Presley

    Rita Monero (Credit: Getty)
    Rita Monero (Credit: Getty)

    Speaking at the DotdashMeredith offices in New York City, Rita Monero revealed the peculiar circumstances that led to her meeting the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. During the chat, Moreno disclosed that she was involved with Marlon Brando at the time, though the nature of their relationship was not entirely reciprocal.

    Elvis Presley is another whole story,” Moreno said. “I was going with Marlon [Brando] at the time. He wasn’t necessarily going with me, but I was going with him. You know what I mean?”

    I found one day some lady’s lingerie in his house and I went home weeping and crying and so hurt and furious and I thought, ‘I never want to see him again,'” she continued. “But I knew I didn’t mean that. I was really just absolutely crushed. Not only crushed but I was his slave. I just adored and worshiped him is more like it,” she added.

    The day after the emotional incident, Moreno received a surprising phone call from Colonel Tom Parker, late Presley’s manager. Parker informed her that Elvis had seen her at the commissary of 20th Century Fox, and wanted to meet her.

    Turns out Elvis saw you with the commissary of the 20th Century Fox,” she said with a southern accent depicting Presley’s manager. “He liked what he saw and he would like very much to meet you. Would you like to meet him?”

    She said she paused before she answered the question. “I saw the underwear and I said yes.”

    In case you missed it: Elvis Presley’s Fans Can Now Experience Him Singing Live. Here’s How

    Rita Monero Reveals Why She Could Not Date Elvis Presley For Long

    Elvis Presley (Credit: Getty)
    Elvis Presley (Credit: Getty)

    The Oscar winner also touched upon her past experiences with Presley during an appearance on The View in December 2021. Moreno said that she “dated [Elvis] several times” and found him to be “sweet but boring.”

    He was sweet, but he was a country boy. So anyway, when [Brando] found out, it didn’t take long. He started to throw chairs. He was so angry. It was wonderful. And I just sat there as he threw chairs and carried on,” Moreno said, crossing her arms and pretending to look at her nails as she mimicked being unfazed by Brando’s reaction.

    Rita Moreno, known for her legendary career and iconic roles, continues to captivate audiences with her engaging storytelling. Her upcoming film, The Prank’, a dark comedy set for release on March 15. Set to add another chapter to her illustrious career, Moreno will play the ultimate mean teacher in the film.

    You might also like to read:

    Aishwarya is a Senior Sub-Editor at First Curiosity. Working as a news writer for over 3 years, she has written on an array of things for a couple of media houses in different capacities. With writing as her outlet, she is now exploring the world of art and glamour. She has previously been associated with ETV Bharat and India Today as part of national editorial teams. With a fair share of work done covering national and international issues, she is now navigating through her abilities in the field of films and art. A movie and TV show buff, Aishwarya at First Curiosity tries to bring forth what a layman's eye might easily miss out on. Her flair for words and ability to convey what's between the lines are her biggest strengths. Her love for films and writing stems from her fondness for words and all things artsy. An avid reader and writer alike, Aishwarya likes to delve into any and all forms of art. When not tapping on her keyboard churning out articles, she can be found staring at books or screens, trying to find stories that'll help her explore the world and its portrayal through art better.

    Trending on FC