SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda jokingly compares himself to a hard-to-catch Pokemon as fans pursue him with cellphones during a visit to his parents’ native Puerto Rico shortly after the end of his run on the Broadway hit “Hamilton.”
Cheers broke out Wednesday as Miranda promised to bring the show that won 11 Tony Awards to the U.S. territory. He added that he would like to turn it into a movie in the future.
“I will be your Hamilton!” he said with a smile as he arrived in the north coastal town of Vega Alta, where he spent his childhood summers selling ice cream, eating avocados and enlisting neighbors to star in his skits.
Miranda credited his Puerto Rican roots for making him a writer because he felt he lived in two worlds.