It looks like Whoppi Goldberg is getting ready to take a break from The View to return to Hollywood and revive one of the most popular characters of her career.
No, we’re not talking about the wisecracking medium from Brooklyn, Oda Mae Brown (Ghost), we mean the bar lounge singer turned nun, Sister Mary Clarence in Sister Act. According to Page Six the Oscar winning actress turned daytime talk show host is dusting off the black and white tunic to return as Deloris Van Cartier in the third installment to the 1992 comedy classic. Goldberg confirmed the film was in the making during a virtual appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden.
The “Ghost” star, 64, dropped the bombshell after Corden asked why a tertiary installment of the nostalgic ’90s comedy never happened. “For a long time they kept saying no one wanted to see it,” said Goldberg, “and then quite recently it turns out that may not be true, people might want to see it.”
In order to appease die-hard fans, “The View” co-host says she’s “working diligently to try to figure out how to get the gang together and come back.”
Better late than never.
Released in 1992, Sister Act revolved around a lounge singer who witnessed a mob hit and was forced into a covent as part of the Government Witness Protection Program. What ensued was all kinds of comedic hijinks and heartwarming moments. The popularity of the first led to a sequel a few years later in, Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit and though it didn’t enjoy the success of the first it seems like fans of the franchise have been waiting on the third (and final?) installment. Heck, the old school flick even has it’s own fan page on Instagram!
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