Moreno had previously defended Lin-Manuel Miranda and "In the Heights" after people criticized the movie for lack of Afro-Latino representation.
Rita Moreno said that Lin-Manuel Miranda has "singlehandedly" brought widespread Latinx representation to film and TV in America.
"I can hear the hurt and frustration over colorism, of feeling still unseen in the feedback," Miranda said.
"In the Heights" underperformed at the box office over the weekend, but third-party data suggests it disappointed on HBO Max, too.
"In The Heights" director Jon M. Chu said they tried to cast "the people who were best for those roles" in response to whitewashing criticism.
Christopher Jackson, who played George Washington in "Hamilton," plays Mister Softee in "In The Heights."
Despite being on-screen for two minutes and saying only a few lines of dialogue, Marc Anthony delivers a moving performance in "In The Heights."
Jon M. Chu told Insider that he named his son "Heights" because he wanted to say the word every day after falling in love with Washington Heights.
"Crazy Rich Asians" featured a predominantly East Asian cast with only four South Asian characters, mostly armed guards at a wealthy home.