Multi-hyphenated entertainer Whoopi Goldberg shared more than just breakfast with the morning show hosts on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday, Sept. 19. "The View” star engaged in a candid conversation about her movie career which she said she has not abandoned.
“Well you know, I’m still making movies as I’m doing "The View". I did the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". I did a great piece for Lifetime, Terry McMillan’s book "A Day Late and a Dollar Short"; so I’m still doing it but the primary focus is over there ("The View").”
Goldberg says she couldn’t have predicted a future in film even after her breakout role in Steven Spielberg’s “The Color Purple”.
“Come on look at me…I was nobody’s idea of a movie actor, let alone a movie star, so it was all a shock and a great shock, and it continues to be a shock. I’m shocked everyday!”
Goldberg holds the distinction of being one of only a few entertainers to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. She won the Academy Award for her role in “Ghost” for playing a spunky clairvoyant. Her other film credits include “Sister Act”, “How Stella Got her Groove Back” and “Ghosts of Mississippi”.