Steal­ing FO­CUS

CON­TENDERS: SUP­PORT­ING AC­TOR & AC­TRESS

Variety - - Stealing Focus - By GRE­GORY ELLWOOD

DON’T TELL THE lead ac­tors out there bat­tling for Emmy con­sid­er­a­tion, but we’ve got a lit­tle se­cret to share. It turns out that some­times it’s their sup­port­ing co-stars who are ac­tu­ally the real rea­son view­ers are ob­sessed with their pro­grams.

Take, for in­stance, the leg­endary Rita Moreno who plays the feisty grand­mother Ly­dia on Net­flix’s “One Day at a Time,” a role that ap­peals to view­ers of all ages.

“When peo­ple see it, they be­come a diehard fan,” Moreno says with a laugh. “But what ab­so­lutely amuses the hell out of me is that she’s the fa­vorite char­ac­ter of many of the younger kids, which means teens and par­tic­u­larly

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