Whoopi Goldberg mirrored on the time she was disregarded within the leisure wilderness after a joke about President George W. Bush backfired in 2004.
Talking on the Edinburgh TV Pageant within the occasions Worldwide Icon Interview, she stated that her profession got here to a “gigantic halt” after the notorious incident, which noticed her lose a number of gigs and never work for 5 years till Barbara Walters employed her for The View. However she denied that she had been canceled (a time period that wasn’t in use on the time).
“I’d describe that scenario as lots of people protecting their backsides, as a result of the joke was by no means about him,” she stated. “However nobody ever stood up and stated, ‘Hey, right here’s what truly occurred.’ And so they put it within the newspaper. And also you discover, they’d by no means say what I precisely stated or what I stated in any respect. However all any individual has to do is say you stated it and that’s what occurred. And we’re [now] seeing the identical factor in lots of extra methods, however I really feel like the reality doesn’t appear to matter as a lot as of late.”
After describing her personal ceiling-smashing rise as a Black feminine comic and actor in America, Goldberg was requested what she considered the alternatives for ladies of coloration within the U.Okay. Whereas she acknowledged that she’d “solely labored” in Britain and hadn’t spent sufficient time residing within the nation, she stated “I can’t think about there’s a line of delineation of boneheads. There are boneheads in every single place! So I think about we’re all having the identical points around the globe.”
Lastly, Goldberg touched on well-documented need to play Physician Who, however admitted her nationality was most likely going to show an excessive amount of of a hurdle to be forged because the famous Time Lord.
“I’m not going to lie. I wish to play Physician Who, however I believe it might imply an evolution of [Doctor Who] being American,” she stated. “And I don’t know if that’s right for Physician Who. I don’t know if I can usurp that.”