Whoopi Goldberg breaks down in tears after ‘happy, joyful’ performance with ‘Sister Act 2’ costars

The Wrap

“The View” ended in tears Wednesday morning — but don’t worry, they were tears of joy. They came from host Whoopi Goldberg after she performed “Joyful Joyful” with her “Sister Act 2” costars.

Most of Wednesday’s episode of the ABC talk show was dedicated to celebrating the sequel’s 30th anniversary — albeit a bit late, since it came out in 1993 — and reunited Whoopi with almost all of her co-stars of the film.

Kathy Najimy and Wendy Makkena, who played sisters Mary Patrick and Mary Robert, respectively, were both in attendance, as was “Abbott Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph, who played Lauryn Hill’s mother in the sequel. But “The View” also reunited with as many of the actors as possible who played Whoopi’s students in the film.

To conclude the show, Whoopi – dressed as a nun – led her former colleagues in a performance of “Joyful Joyful.” Indeed, it was a massive, joyful production, and by the end of the song, Whoopi was overcome with emotion.

As she began to double over, crying into his hand, Makkena and Ralph quickly rushed to her side, hugging Whoopi tightly. She then turned to Najimy, who was just as emotional, and hugged her as well.

Of course, Whoopi seemed on the verge of tears throughout the episode. Indeed, when her co-hosts Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin and Alyssa Farah Griffin interviewed the actors who played Whoopi’s students, they all recalled their fondest memories of how she treated them on set.

“Let me get my groove on Whoopi, hold on,” the host said at one point, taking a moment to compose herself after a story from Deedee Magno Hall, who personally thanked Whoopi for sitting with her at lunch during filming.

“The View” airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.

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