For the past few decades, Hollywood actress Whoopi Goldberg has had a fantastic career, appear in some fantastic projects along the way. Whoopi now has a role in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and she has opened up about her reasons for wanting to get involved in the upcoming film.
Goldberg told Collider, "I have a grown daughter, and all through my career, she has always said, 'Why can’t you be in a Ninja Turtles movie? Why can’t you do a voice or something? Please!' Now, she’s got three grown kids and I’ve got three grown grandkids. I happened to meet up with the folks that were doing it at Paramount, and I said, 'Look, if there’s anything in there, would you let me come and play?' Everybody always says, 'Oh, sure!,' but very few people follow through. But, these guys followed through, and I had the greatest time."
She added, "This is the stuff I love! Even my grandkids were like, 'Granny, that’s really cool. That’s very hip.' One of them is in their 20s, one is 18 and one is 15, and they’re like, 'Wow, that’s pretty cool. Go ahead, granny!' Things that I enjoyed and that I know that they like, if I can get in there, I will. There are just so many things to do now, which is great. Whether it’s going out in space with Star Trek, or doing a voice for the White Rabbit as a black woman, life is good."
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cast includes Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Whoopi Goldberg, Noel Fisher, Abby Elliott, Jeremy Howard, Danny Woodburn, Minae Noji and Pete Ploszek. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and opens on August 8, 2014 in the US and October 17, 2014 in the UK.