In early 2022, Whoopi Goldberg faced major backlash and a two-week suspension from “The View” for claiming that the Holocaust wasn’t racially motivated. She both apologized and expressed her gratitude for still having a job when she returned, but now she is taking some time off from “The View” for better reasons.
Goldberg is taking a few weeks off to travel to Scotland and shoot the upcoming Amazon Prime series “Anansi Boys,” which was confirmed by co-host Joy Behar. The series, which is based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, will see the actress playing against type as the villainous Bird Woman.
As a longtime fan of Neil Gaiman's source novel, Goldberg admitted that she'd done everything in her power to be part of the series. Gaiman is similarly excited, as he pictured her in the Bird Woman role from the beginning of the writing process.