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The View reveals more about Whoopi Goldberg’s sudden hiatus, return date

Fans don’t have to worry about Whoopi Goldberg’s sudden hiatus from The View for too long.

The 66-year-old’s co-host, Joy Behar, broke the bombshell about her break on Monday, saying the EGOT winner is her would be absent from the show for a short time.

It was announced on Wednesday that Goldberg will be on hiatus from the long-running talk show until May 2. “ICYMI: Our EGOT winner is off doing EGOT stuff! See you later, @WhoopiGoldberg‘ the show tweeted, adding that she will then be back hosting Hot Topics.

The ‘Ghost’ actress has resigned from the show because she is filming the upcoming Amazon series ‘Anansi Boys’ in Scotland.

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Whoopi Goldberg will be absent from hosting The View for several weeks.
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Behar, 79, told audiences earlier this week that Goldberg was directing her six-episode series, mistakenly calling it a “movie.”

“If you’re wondering where Whoopi is, the girl has a movie she’s shooting and she’ll come back when she’s done whatever she’s doing,” Behar said. “So she’s gone for a while.”

That Sister Act star is on deck to play the character Bird Woman, a malevolent goddess, in the miniseries. she Diversity open Earlier this month on how excited she is to be part of the production.

“I’ve been a fan of this book for a very long time and when Neil Gaiman told me it was going to be brought to the big screen I did everything I could to be a part of it and help bring the people of Anansi and all of its magic together to draw attention to. ” She said.

Anansi Boys is based on the 2005 British novelist Gaiman’s fantasy book of the same name. Malachi Kirby, L. Scott Caldwell, Delroy Lindo and Jason Watkins also star in the project. No release date has been set.

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The EGOT winner is filming her next project in Scotland.
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The “Stardust” writer, 61, also told Variety that he wanted Goldberg to play Bird Woman decades before he even met her at a 2018 New York Comic Con event.

“When I first conceived of ‘Anansi Boys’ decades ago, I envisioned Whoopi Goldberg as a bird woman,” Gaiman told the outlet.

“She mentioned that she had just finished hearing Sir Lenny Henry’s reading of ‘Anansi Boys’ and that it was one of her favorite books,” he continued. “Sometimes things feel planned and inevitable and we are incredibly fortunate. She will be scary.”

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