Whoopi Goldberg is pulling her own chair into the realm of superhero movies.
The 65-year-old actress and often outspoken co-host of ‘The View’ revealed to Variety that she is actively writing a script for an original superhero film about an elderly black woman who acquires superhuman powers, but must teach herself how to control and use them.
“Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been obsessed with superheroes,” Goldberg told the publication. ‘They all save the earth all the time. But do you know who is really going to save the Earth? Old black women. ‘
Goldberg is already one of the busiest in showbiz.
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The EGOT Holder – who had already earned a Grammy in 1985 and achieved the Elusive Achievement in 2002 after winning her Tony Award for producing “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and her Daytime Emmy for “Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel “- will reprise her role as Las Vegas showgirl and nun Deloris Van Cartier in” Sister Act 3 “for Disney +, which Goldberg will co-produce with Tyler Perry.
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She also produces “The Emmett Till Story” and is preparing to return as Guinan in “Star Trek: Picard”.
All of that on her plate, Goldberg said she’s not ready to give up her coveted seat in “ The View. ”
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“I’ll be there until I think I can’t, but I’m not there yet,” she said. ‘As long as they both allow me [acting and hosting], I can do it. The moment they say, “No, that’s not possible,” I have to figure out what to do. ‘