Whoopi Goldberg is not here for any unauthorized biopics on her life, so much so that she wrote a clause in her will.
According to PageSix The “Sister Act” star, 67, 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.