Whoopi Goldberg Says She'd Leave The View Only If This Happened

Whoopi Goldberg has been a co-host on The View since 2007. But she doesn't have plans to leave the talk show anytime soon.

By Elyse Dupre Apr 21, 2021 8:42 PMTags
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Ever since 2007, Whoopi Goldberg has been a co-host on The View—and she doesn't plan on leaving the show anytime soon. 

"I'm there until I don't think I can do it anymore, but I'm not there yet," the 65-year-old star told Variety for its pre-Oscars issue. "As long as they allow me to do both [acting and hosting], I can do it. The minute they say, ‘No, you can't,' then I have to figure out what to do."

During her 14-year tenure, Goldberg has been nominated for multiple Daytime Emmy Awards, winning Outstanding Talk Show Host with Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters in 2009. Of course, this isn't the only trophy on her shelf.  

Goldberg is one of 16 people to reach EGOT status—winning another Emmy for her hosting of the 2001 TV special Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel, a Grammy for her 1985 Best Comedy Recording, an Oscar for her supporting role in the 1990 movie Ghost and a 2002 Tony for her producing of the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. However, Goldberg said she hadn't even heard of the prestigious EGOT title until she appeared on a 2009 episode of 30 Rock. As she told the publication, "That was the first time I was made aware that I was an EGOT winner."

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And her impressive résumé doesn't end there. She's also starred in The Color Purple, earning her first Oscars nod in 1986, and the Sister Act franchise, with Sister Act 3 currently in the works. In fact, Variety reported Goldberg earned $12 million for Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, making her the highest-paid actress in Hollywood at the time.

"That lasted 25 minutes, and then it was gone," Goldberg said. "I'm really glad that I was one of the first to break that little ceiling or crack it."

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Today, Goldberg is still keeping busy. In addition to working on The View and Sister Act 3, she's writing a new script. According to Variety, it's for a superhero film about an older Black woman who obtains new superpowers and learns how to use them. "Since I was a little kid, I've been obsessed with superheroes," she explained. "They're all saving the earth all the time. But do you know who's really going to save the earth? Old Black women."

She's also set to produce The Emmett Till Story and reprise her role as Guinan on Star Trek: Picard. As for the achievement Goldberg is most proud of, she told Variety it's "That I'm still here. I didn't fade away. I didn't disappear. I'm still here and still here doing me."