Rita Moreno says that Marlon Brando was way better in bed than Elvis Presley
The actress compared her sex life with Presley in comparison to her stint with Brando as "that’s like a 2-year-old and the king."
Actress Rita Moreno has revealed that Marlon Brando was better in bed than Elvis Presley.
Presley may have been a king on stage but compared to Brando, he was a peasant between the sheets, Rita said.
The 86-year-old told Wendy Williams, "[Brando] slayed me good ’cause he was the king of everything. Eeeeeeverything. He was the king of movies … he was really one of the most sexual men on Earth. It was one of those very tempestuous love affairs. It lasted eight years, on and off, on and off, on and off."
Moreno even admitted that she had wanted to marry Brando but he just would not have it. However, no matter his not wanting to marry, she kept sleeping with him. Eventually, she found out how he was sleeping with other people and was heartbroken.
"One time when I found some lingerie that was not mine, I just went home devastated, weeping and crying — and something wonderful happened the next day," she said.
She was spotted by none other than Elvis Presley the next day who apparently "liked what he saw" and went on to request for a meeting with Moreno which she gladly accepted keeping the stranger's lingerie in mind.
Well, clearly her plan worked and her fling with the singer drove Brando absolutely insane.
Moreno smugly recalls how "That man threw chairs. It was wonderful!"
She went on to share that Moreno's sex life with Presley in comparison to her stint with Brando as "that’s like a 2-year-old and the king."
Moreno had earlier said that her husband of 45 years Leonard Gordon was definitely the love of her life but Brando was the lust of her life.
In her home in Berkeley Hills, she has photographs of both Gordon and Brando. She told People Magazine, "Why that picture of Marlon Brando? Because he was a big love of mine in my life. This one, it almost seems like a vignette out of a movie, so that’s why it’s there. He was the lust of my life and that over there is the love of my life."
"This was taken by a very famous fashion photographer at the time, it is a really special photo. I just love it because even though we are silhouetted, you can still see features, which I think is so special. A special photo in a special room for a special mama," she says pointing to a framed photograph of her and her husband in an embrace in a silhouette.
In her 2013 memoir, 'Rita Moreno: A memoir', the EGOT winner wrote about her relationship with Brando in detail. It was an emotionally difficult time in her life which included an abortion and a suicide attempt. Moreno says it was therapy, leaving Hollywood, and returning to the New York stage which helped her get through her dark times.
Marrying Leonard in the year 1965 played the biggest role in her recovery, she says. She told PEOPLE, "We balance each other. I am not exactly Mrs. Good Housekeeping, although I love to cook, bake, even iron, only because it’s not mandatory."
Several years later, Brando was welcomed into Moreno and Leonard’s family as a close friend. "[My daughter] came home from school one day and found him playing the congas in our living room. She called him ‘the man with the drums," she recalled.