Revisiting Gloria Calderón Kellett on 'One Day at a Time'

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For the holiday weekend, we’re revisiting our conversation with TV writer-producer Gloria Calderón Kellett. She wasn’t necessarily looking to work on a reboot, but then she got a call from Norman Lear. She tells us how her first meeting with the TV legend led to shaping the new version of One Day at a Time on Netflix to focus on a Cuban family living in Echo Park. She also talks about her past struggles as an actress who was told she didn’t look “Latino enough” and the experience of often being the sole “diversity hire” in a writers’ room.

Photo: Gloria Calderón Kellett on the set of One Day at a Time (Netflix)



Kim Masters


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