Rose Portillo ’75, a longtime theatre lecturer at Pomona, has been cast in the upcoming Disney+ film adaptation of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The latest screen version of the popular children’s book has a twist on the original: Alexander’s last name is Garcia, and the film will star Eva Longoria and Jesse Garcia with 9-year-old Thom Nemer as Alexander. Portillo plays Alexander’s grandmother, Lidia Garcia. In another recent Hollywood role, Portillo voiced the part of Señora Guzmán in Encanto, the 2022 Academy Award winner for best animated feature.
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