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Whoopi Goldberg Is ‘Working Diligently’ to Make ‘Sister Act 3’

It looks like ‘Sister Act 3’ may be in the works. Whoopi Goldberg revealed the exciting news last week on “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”

While discussing how they met, news surrounding this upcoming election and Whoopi’s former job as a mortuary makeup artist, Corden asked, “Whoopi, can I talk to you about ‘Sister Act’ for a minute?” to which she replied, “Yes.”

Whoopi Goldberg speaks onstage during The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Jan. 8 in New York. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for National Board of Review)

Corden followed up his question by telling Whoopi how much he loves the musical franchise before asking, “Why hasn’t ‘Sister Act 3’ happened?”

The View co-host answered, “Because for a long time they kept saying no one wanted to see it. And then, quite recently, it turns out, that that may not be true. People might want to see it.”

She continued, “So, we’re working diligently to try to figure out how to get the gang together and come back.

The 1992 film “Sister Act” was about a lounge singer named Deloris Van Cartier, played by Whoopi Goldberg, who witnesses her mobster boyfriend murdering someone. She decides to protect herself by joining a Witness Protection Program and adopting a nun disguise.

“Sister Act 2: Back In the Habit” came out about a year later, and in this movie Deloris Van Cartier used her nun costume to help teach music to teenagers from a troubled school. She does this to try to prevent the school from being closed down. The film starred a young Lauryn Hill.

Whoopi added little in the way of details about how a third “Sister Act” movie might come together, but she summed up the films’ enduring appeal simply: “It’s just like, listen — bad singing, great singing, OK singing, and then nuns. What’s better than that?” 

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