Whoopi Goldberg has preemptively blocked any unauthorized movies about her life being made after her death.
via Page Six:
The “Sister Act” star, 67, revealed she has a clause in her will that prevents unsanctioned biopics from being made about her.
During a discussion on “The View” about the ethics of Andrew Dominik’s controversial Marilyn Monroe film “Blonde,” co-host Sunny Hostin suggested people will be chomping at the bit to make a biographical film about the EGOT winner after she dies.
“It sounds macabre, but I was speaking to Whoopi, and I was saying that she’s such a famous person that when she passes away, people are going to make films,” Hostin said on Tuesday’s episode.
Goldberg then chimed in, “Actually they’re not. They’re not going to make films, because in my will it says, ‘Unless you speak to my family, try it.’ Try it.”
“Blonde,” which stars Ana de Armas as the late Monroe, has received heaps of criticism since its September release on Netflix.
Not only was the biopic called out by actress Emily Ratajkowski for “fetishizing female pain,” but it also received backlash from reproductive health care organization Planned Parenthood for contributing “to abortion stigma by using medically inaccurate descriptions of fetuses and pregnancy.”
Though Goldberg does not want any unapproved films made about her any time soon, she has used her platform to bring other people’s stories to life on the big screen.
We didn’t even know you could do that.