Whoopi Goldberg Cries After 'Sister Act 2' Reunion Performance on 'The View'

It was an emotional day on The View as the hosts celebrated the 30th anniversary of the beloved film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. The reunion had Whoopi Goldberg, who starred as Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence in both Sister Act movies, shedding tears of joy.

Most of Wednesday's episode was dedicated to the 1993 comedy sequel, with Goldberg reuniting with former co-stars Kathy Najimy (Sister Mary Patrick), Wendy Makkena (Sister Mary Robert), and Sheryl Lee Ralph, who played the mother of Lauryn Hill's character.

But the true heartwarming moment came when The View gathered as many actors as possible who portrayed Goldberg's students in the film. The reunion culminated with a show-stopping performance of "Joyful, Joyful," led by Goldberg herself, dressed in her iconic nun costume.

As the uplifting song ended, Goldberg was visibly overcome with emotion. The 68-year-old EGOT winner bent over, crying into her hands, as Makkena and Ralph rushed to embrace her. She then shared a tearful hug with Najimy as well.

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Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act

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The outpouring of feelings seemed to stem from the former child actors sharing loving memories about Goldberg's kindness and mentorship on the set all those years ago. Throughout the episode, Goldberg fought back tears, at one point saying, "Let me get my Whoopi groove" to compose herself after a heartfelt story from actress Deedee Magno Hall.

Last month, the actress and co-host of The View revealed that Sister Act 3 is coming together quicker than fans might expect.

Talking with ET from Patti LaBelle's 80th birthday celebration in New York City on Thursday, Goldberg said that while most details are being kept under lock and key at this time, those who have been waiting 30 years since the last film came out will be happy to hear that things are happening behind the scenes.

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Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act

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"I can say it's coming," Goldberg shared. "It's coming around the mountain when it comes. It'll be here soon. I'm excited. It's time for it, you know, it's time."

The legendary actress -- who starred as Deloris Van Cartier and her witness protection alter ego, Sister Mary Clarence, in the 1992 original and its 1993 sequel -- added that after years of delays, she believes now is the right time to move the film forward.

"Because we need to laugh, you know?" she said. "I don't know what we're going into, but whatever it is, I'm gonna need to chuckle a lot...I think I'm good when I make other people laugh, too."


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