It turns out, Whoopi Goldberg is an Anglophile. The Oscar winner was in England for a series of stand-up shows at the London Palladium and revealed that she wants her next project to be for the BBC. She revealed:
“I always hope when I come to England the BBC will say, ‘Hey we want you to do something.’ I would love that. You have a different quality now on television. The way you guys have always done shows has always been the smartest and we’ve finally just figured it out. I like the idea of doing things the way y’all do them, you do some really fun stuff like Black Mirror or, you know, I’m still dying to do Doctor Who. Ab Fab women, they are spectacularly funny women so you know I have all these dreams. Maybe Channel 4 or BBC 1, 2 and 3, who knows? Maybe somebody will say, ‘Hey stick around kid’.”
To be honest, I’m not QUITE sure what she means regarding the differences between US and UK television programming. Maybe the shorter seasons? Or limited runs on shows? (For instance, the British ‘Office’ lasted all of twelve episodes and two Christmas specials, while the US version ran for nine long seasons.) Or the lack of official seasons that require new installments every fall? (‘Doctor Who’ basically sat out 2016, minus the Christmas special.)
Of course, Goldberg is no stranger to science fiction, having played Guinnan on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation‘ for several seasons and even appearing in the movies. She also won an Oscar for her role in ‘Ghost’ and has made many other beloved movies from ‘The Color Purple’ to the two ‘Sister Act’ films and dozens if not hundreds of additional appearances on various TV shows and movies. In recent years, she is best known for being one of the opinionated panelist on chat show ‘The View’.
If she did do ‘Doctor Who,’ it would be interesting to see what type of role she’d have. A villain? A temporary companion? A long-term companion?
What do you think? Would you like to see this acclaimed actor on ‘Doctor Who’ or another BBC show?
Source: The Sun