Whoopi Goldberg Reveals Her Will Blocks Unauthorized Biopics About Her Life 

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg Reveals Her Will Blocks Unauthorized Biopics About Her Life 

There won’t be any unauthorized biopics made about Whoopi Goldberg’s life after the entertainer passes away!

On Tuesday (Dec. 6) actress Whoopi Goldberg revealed she has a clause in her will that prevents unsanctioned biopics from being made about her.

“The View’s” panel recently discussed the ethics of Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe movie “Blonde.” During the chat, co-host Sunny Hostin shared that people would be head over heels to make a biographical film about Whoopi Goldberg. Sunny Hostin said:

“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.” 

Sunny Hostlin

Whoopi Goldberg chimed in and revealed that despite people’s eagerness, a biopic about her life isn’t happening without her family’s approval. She said, 

“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.”

Whoopi Goldberg

“Blonde,” which stars Ana de Armas as the late Marilyn Monroe, has faced massive criticism since its debut release in September on Netflix. it also received scrutiny from Planned Parenthood, a reproductive health care organization, for allegedly contributing “to abortion stigma by using medically inaccurate descriptions of fetuses and pregnancy.” 


Although the 67-year-old comedian does not want any unapproved films made about her, she has used her power in the industry to bring other people’s stories to life. The “For Colored Girls” actress recently produced and starred in an autobiographical film about Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African American boy who was abducted, beaten, and lynched in Mississippi in 1955. The movie entitled “Till” shows how Emmett’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, fought to get justice for her young son.

Emmett Till

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill