Rita Moreno Talks Making Her Lifetime Debut in ‘Santa Bootcamp’

Rita Moreno is about to be your favourite star of the vacation season Lifetime.

The 90-year-old actress will lead an all-star solid in Santa Bootcamp, airing TONIGHT, November 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

“The thought of doing a Christmas film actually delighted me,” Rita shared concerning the challenge in a brand new interview. “I’ve by no means achieved one, and I felt very not noted all these years. I bought the invitation, learn the script and stated, ‘Completely, I’m in.’ It was very straightforward.”

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Rita additionally opened up concerning the one merchandise she bought for one Christmas as a baby that meant essentially the most to her – a dollhouse.

“I needed a dollhouse. My mother and my stepfather, who was a stunning man, really constructed the factor,” she recalled. “There was a complete household of little figures. There was an actual rest room with a bathtub and somewhat bathroom. There was an actual kitchen with tiny pots and pans.”

Rita added that she came upon about it forward of Christmas that 12 months, and caught by her mother.

“I tiptoed in there, noticed the dollhouse and nearly died of happiness,” she says. “My mother caught me, and stated, ‘What are you doing?’ I believe I turned vibrant pink with embarrassment. Nevertheless it all turned out extraordinarily nicely. She didn’t inform my stepfather, thank goodness, so I did somewhat little bit of performing the subsequent morning. I performed with that dollhouse for years.”

Santa Bootcamp facilities on occasion planner Emily Strauss (Emily Kinney), who’s requested by a enterprise tycoon to plan his annual Christmas gala with one main request: She should rent the right Santa for the social gathering. Emily finds herself at Santa Bootcamp the place she meets Belle (Moreno), the bootcamp’s drill sergeant with a coronary heart of gold. Whereas at bootcamp, Emily rediscovers the magic of Christmas and, with somewhat assist from Belle, romance.

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