Whoopi Goldberg Thinks It’s Scary How She Hasn’t Done Any Horror … Until Now

Pictured: Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abigail of the the CBS All Access series THE STAND. Photo Cr: Robert Falconer/CBS ©2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Whoopi Goldberg doesn’t have many regrets about getting her start in show business as a comedian. Even with her background in comedy, she’s still been able to land her fair share of roles in serious movies, including her Golden Globe-winning performance in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple and her Oscar-winning role in the drama Ghost. But the one thing she hasn’t been able to do is land a job in a horror movie — until now. After four decades of acting, she’s finally gotten a scary assignment, playing the 108-year-old Mother Abigail in a new adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, and she’s thrilled to be able to add this genre to her list. (Click on the media bar below to hear Whoopi Goldberg)

The Stand is currently streaming on CBS All Access.

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