Rita Moreno Reveals the Hilarious Problem of Working With "World's Tallest Person" Jason Momoa

Rita Moreno recently praised her Fast X co-stars, including "world's tallest person" Jason Momoa, and revealed which member of the cast she regularly texts.

By Angie Orellana Hernandez Mar 10, 2023 3:52 AMTags
Watch: Rita Moreno Jokingly Calls Jason Momoa the "World's Tallest Person"

Rita Moreno wants to know what the weather is like up there for Jason Momoa.

The West Side Story actress recently shared her experience filming Fast X, the 10th installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, where she literally couldn't see eye-to-eye with her co-star.

"Jason Momoa is the world's tallest person," Rita exclusively told E! News at the Time Women of the Year Gala on March 8. "When I met him while I was there doing the film in England, I was actually talking to his belt. That man is so damn tall, literally. I mean he's like way up here and you're sort of looking at his belt and then go, 'Hey, it's me, Rita.'"

Even if height distance makes it hard for Rita to have a face-to-face conversation, at least technology helps bridge the divide. As she explained, "I'm a text buddy of Ludacris and a couple of other people that I think is surprising."

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The connections also continue onscreen in Fast X, where the Oscar winner plays the grandmother of fan-favorite Dominic "Dom" Toretto, played by Vin Diesel.

"Can you believe it? I'm his grammy," she gushed. "I'm Vin's Grammy."

Vin similarly praised Rita in a February interview with E! News, calling working alongside the icon "another dream come true."

"I grew up in New York, so West Side Story was right up the block from me, and she was in Nuyorican, and that's very close to home," he shared. "So the fact that she was able to embody my abuela, this archetype that is so prevalent in all families, it was magical."

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The star-studded action film also features Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron and more.

Fast X is out in theaters on May 19.

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