Whoopi Goldberg back in ‘Sister Act’

Updated: Aug 11, 2010, 17:44 PM IST

London: Hollywood legend Goldberg is back in ‘Sister Act’.

The 54-year-old played Mother Superior in a stage version at the London Palladium, nearly 20 years after the film shot her to fame.

The Oscar-winner ended up with the role accidentally during a meeting with her fellow producers of the stage production to find a replacement for outgoing Mother Superior Sheila Hancock.

To give producers more time to find a new Mother Superior, Goldberg jokingly suggested she take on the role for a few weeks and they agreed.

“It`s a big deal. It`s The Palladium and it`s London, and it`s my first stage production here that I`m in,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.

She will be in musical for three weeks, playing the part filled by Maggie Smith and Sheila Hancock in the past.