Whoopi Goldberg Teases 'Sister Act 3' Could Be On The Cards
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Yep, with the film's sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in The Habit, having dropped all the way back in 1993, we'd long given up hope that another instalment was coming.
But now there's fresh hope that Whoopi could be back in her role as Sister Mary Clarence...
Speaking on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the actress, 64, said studio bosses weren't aware that anybody wanted a third film until very recently.
When asked why there wasn't another sequel, she replied: "Because for a long time they kept saying no one wanted to see it and then quite recently it turns out that may not be true, people might want to see it.
"So we're working diligently to figure out how to get the gang together and come back.
"It's a really fun movie, it feels good and nobody's mad, it's just, like, listen, bad singing, great singing, ok singing, and then nuns. What's better than that?"
Directed by Emile Ardolino, Sister Act followed the trials and tribulations of Deloris Van Cartier (Goldberg), a lounge singer who witnessed a murder at the hands of her mobster beau (Harvey Keitel).
The singer was then forced to join a convent under the alias of Sister Mary Clarence while in witness protection.
There, despite her rebellious streak and the watchful eye of the Reverend Mother (Maggie Smith), she ended up transforming the Sunday choir into a soulful act that gained widespread attention.
Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit then showed Deloris, who had moved on and was making a life as a famous Las Vegas singer since her time at the convent.
But the nuns found her to ask for her help in saving the St. Francis Academy in San Francisco, which was facing closure unless the school's reputation could be improved.
Reprising her role as Sister Mary Clarence, Deloris then butted horns with some troublesome students as she attempted to rehabilitate them with gospel music.
We need to watch both these movies again, ASAP.
There were reports of a Disney remake of Sister Act years ago, but the plan never got off the ground.
Whoopi won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in the first Sister Act film, and the flick generated $232 million worldwide.
The smash-hit movie and sequel also starred, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, alongside the late Mary Wickes.