Whoopi Goldberg is taking a temporary leave of absence from being a co-host on The View.
The comedian and actor was absent this week from “The View” panel as Behar explained to the audience the reason for her hiatus.
If you’re wondering where Whoopi is, the girl’s got a movie she’s making and she will be back when she finishes whatever she’s doing. So she’s gone for a while.”
—Joy Behar, co-hoat on The View
According to Variety, Goldberg joined the cast of Anansi Boys last week, which is currently filming in Scotland.
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It’s based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name. The six-episode fantasy series stars Goldberg as a key villain: Bird Woman, the fearsome God of Birds who seeks revenge on Anansi, the trickster god of stories.
“I have been a fan of this book for a very long time and when Neil Gaiman told me it was being brought to the screen, I did everything I could to be part of it to help make people aware of Anansi and all his magic.”
—Whoopi Goldberg, Variety interview
Her leave of absence from “The View” comes months after ABC News suspended Whoopi Goldberg from the morning show for two weeks.
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