'The View' Host Whoopi Goldberg Names Which Film Role Was So Dark It Took Her a Year to Shake It
Whoopi Goldberg has been a host on The View for more than a decade, a branch in her already extensive entertainment career. She’s a Grammy winner, an experienced executive producer, and as most fans know, Goldberg is an actor and comedian.
While her résumé is filled with Broadway, television, and film roles, her movie career is what shot her to stardom. There are some parts she loved, and some she didn’t, but one character was difficult for Goldberg to shake.
Goldberg’s breakout movie role was in the 1980s
In 1985, Goldberg starred in The Color Purple, marking the first time she played the lead in a feature film. Famous co-stars included Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, and Margaret Avery. Goldberg stole the show as Celie Johnson and her performance earned her a Golden Globe.
Celie suffered harsh traumas and loss, and for many fans, the character’s journey was sad with a few moments of light. Goldberg once told Roger Ebert in an interview that she couldn’t identify with Celie.
“The way I played Celie,” she said, “was to stand back from her. There’s a theory that an actor should identify with the character. Well, I loved her, but I didn’t identify with her. Celie is so far away from me, it was easy to allow her pain to be there, because her life has so little to do with mine.”
After this movie, Goldberg went on to star in more than 30 films.
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