It seems Whoopi Goldberg is going to be missing from “The View” for a few weeks.
On Tuesday, fans tuning in were surprised to see that Whoopi was sitting around the table. “The View” co-host Joy Behar started the episode by explaining why Goldberg would be missing from the show for the next few weeks.
Joy Behar Explains Whoopi Goldberg’s Departure From ‘The View’
On Tuesday’s episode, Behar explained that Whoopi will be missing from “The View” in order to film a new movie (which is actually not a movie).
“If you’re wondering where Whoopi is, the girl’s got a movie she’s making! And she will be back whenever she finishes whatever she’s doing,” Behar explained. “So she’s gone for a while.”
The news was reported by Entertainment Weekly, which revealed that the EGOT winner is filming Amazon’s Prime adaption of Gaiman’s popular 2005 book “Anansi Boys.”
ABC’s “The View” official Instagram page officially confirmed the news, writing, “Whoopi is in Scotland filming Neil Gaiman’s ‘Anansi Boys’ and will be back at the Hot Topics table on May 2!”
Fans Wish Whoopi Goldberg Well While She’s Off Filming!
Many fans commented on the Instagram post to say that they would be missing her on “The View.”
“Miss you Whoopi but Joy does an awesome job!!” one fan wrote.
“Have a great adventure Whoopi! See you soon 😍” another said.
“Wish she was filming Sister Act 3 instead,” another commented.
“Congratulations Whoopi on your new role ❤️❤️👏🏽👏🏽. We will miss you until May 😘” said another.
“I was worried that she was leaving the view whew !! Lol oh thank you god 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️❤️” another wrote.
“Congratulations on the new movie! Can’t wait to see it!” another commented.
Everything Fans Need To Know About Whoopi Goldberg’s New Role
Goldberg has been a longtime fan of Gaiman and has even put his book on her 2021 summer reading list for “The View” fans. In the new Amazon Prime six-episode TV series, Whoopi will be playing Bird Woman, also known as the God of birds, who is seeking revenge on the show’s African trickster God of Stories, Anansi.
The titular character of Anansi is played by Delroy Lindo of “The Harder They Fall” fame. Malachi Kirby of “Small Axe” and “Devils,” Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Emmanuel Ighodaro, Cecilia Noble, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, and Don Gilet will also star in the series.
After it was announced that she was joining the cast, Whoopi released a statement that read, “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.”
Fans of “The View” who missed today’s episode can catch Joy Behar explaining her departure below.
WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg did not appear on The View today. Joy Behar says the controversial host is working on a movie and will be “gone for a while”
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) April 11, 2022