American actress, comedian, author, and television host, Caryn Elaine Johnson, popularly known as Whoopi Goldberg will be stepping away from the desk for the second time, two months after her suspension from The View. This absence, unlike her last one, is due to a fresh opportunity.
‘The View,’ an ABC show, has announced that Whoopi will be gone ‘for a while and that she will be absent from ABC’s daytime talk show.
The cause is that she is working on a movie, not because of the numerous ridiculous things she has said, including some that have led to her being accused of racism.
Joy Behar, Goldberg’s cohost, revealed on Monday that she would be taking a break from the show.
“If you’re wondering where Whoopi is, she’s working on a movie,” the 79-year-old explained.
“And she’ll back after she’s finished with whatever she’s doing.” “She’ll be gone for a while,” she explained.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Whoopi Goldberg has joined the cast of Amazon Studios’ series adaption of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys.
Goldberg is one of six actors cast in the Amazon Prime Video streaming series, which is now filming in Scotland. Also, cast are Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Emmanuel Ighodaro, Cecilia Noble, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, and Don Gilet.
Bird Woman, the god of birds and one of the story’s main villains, will be paid by Goldberg. She and the other new cast members will portray gods in the World Before Time, a world full of beauty, magic, and peril where animals are gods who still walk.
“I’ve long been a fan of this book, and when Neil Gaiman told me it was being brought to the screen, I did everything I could to assist bring Anansi and his magic to a wider audience,” Goldberg said.
Goldberg, however, stopped her cohost, talked over her, and maintained that “these are two white groups of people!” as she often does. It goes down this lane as soon as you turn it into a race. Let us discuss it for what it is. It’s about how people interact with one another. It doesn’t matter if you’re Jewish or Black; it’s about each other.”