*Whoopi Goldberg takes a long break from ‘The View’ while in Scotland filming a new project.
“If you’re wondering where Whoopi is, the girl has a movie she’s doing and she’ll be back when she’s finished what she’s doing.” Joy Behar announced during Monday’s episode of View. “So she’s gone for a while.”
Goldberg Reportedly Starring Neil Gaiman’s Amazon Adaptation”Anansi Boys”, currently filming in Scotland. According to VarietyGoldberg plays the “menacing” Bird Woman from the novel, and she is described as:
Bird Woman is the god of birds and a key antagonist in the series. She is the embodiment of birds. Not just beautiful majestic birds in flight. Anyone who has encountered a seagull up close knows that some birds are more dangerous than others, and Bird Woman is the most dangerous of them all. Long ago, Anansi wronged him. Now may be his chance to turn things around.
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“I’ve been a fan of this book for a very long time and when Neil Gaiman told me it was coming to the screen, I did everything I could to be a part of it and help people take awareness of Anansi and all his magic,” Goldberg said. Variety in a statement.
Goldberg returned to her chair as co-host on “The View” in February, ending a suspension that stemmed from her controversial Holocaust comments.
Opening the show, she shared how happy and honored she was to be back on set. She said that despite the great controversy that “the Holocaust was not about race,” Goldberg told viewers. “We’re going to continue to have tough conversations because that’s what we were hired for. And it’s not always pretty, like I said, and it’s not always how other people would like to hear it. But it’s an honor to sit at this table and be able to have these conversations because they are important. They are important for us as a nation and even more for us as a human entity.
She added, “There’s something wonderful about being on a show like this because we’re The View and that’s what we do.”
Whoopi continued, “Sometimes we don’t do it as elegantly as we could. That’s five minutes to get important information on topics. That’s what we try to do every day. I listened to everything everyone had to say and was very grateful, and hope this keeps important conversations going.