“He said he would see what his time was like.”

The EGOT winner traveled to the Vatican to meet the Pope in October 2023, revealing in an interview that the Church leader was “a bit of a fan” of the “Sister Act.”

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Whoopi Goldberg is working on Sister Act 3 — and she has high hopes that a special guest star will make an appearance in the film.

During an appearance on the Tonight Show On May 8, the 68-year-old Oscar winner opened up about the moment she met Pope Francis at the Vatican and shared that she even offered him a role in the film.

“You have to meet the pope,” host Jimmy Fallon told Goldberg during her appearance Wednesday night, holding up a photo of her speaking with the pope. “Whoopi Goldberg and the Pope. That’s a party I want to go to.”

“I wanted to thank him,” Goldberg said of their visit, recalling how she tried repeatedly over 10 years to meet him. “But every time I said, ‘Okay, we’ll do it,’ it was like I was intervening in something and I couldn’t do it.”

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View The moderator met with Pope Francis in October 2023 to have a brief conversation and bring him Sisters Act memories. Later she joked with her See co-hosts that she felt like she was “going to walk into this building and I’m going to catch on fire.”

“I really like this man, because, you know, when people talk about whoever you want, that’s supposed to be the guy you talk to,” she added, noting that she approves of the position of Pope Francis on the issue. issues like divorce and LGBT+ acceptance in the Catholic Church.

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“He annoyed a lot of people because he said some things that people don’t think are correct, but I do. Because, you know, you’re the pope,” she continued. “You say, ‘Look, we welcome everyone. We want everyone to be at our party. We want everyone. We’re not – you know, we’re not going to judge you. Only God judge you.'”

Goldberg also said the pope “seems to be a bit of a fan” of the 1992s. Sisters Act prompting Fallon to jokingly ask the actress, “Did he ask for, like, a cameo in Sister Act 3?”

“No, but I gave one away,” the EGOT winner said, to laughter from the crowd. “He said he would see what his time would be like.”

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“Do you feel different after meeting the Pope? Fallon asked Goldberg, to which she replied, “You know what? I did it, because I was like, ‘Okay, he gets it.’ “

“It’s a tough job, you know, it’s like being the… you’re the best, right? And everyone’s like, ‘It’s not what it says’.” , she continued. “In the whole world, you’re the best. And when you say something like, ‘Look, we want everyone,’ people say, ‘No, we don’t.’ “

“Yes, we do,” Goldberg finished. “And that’s what’s great about the pope, because he actually remembers what JC said, you know?”

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Pope Francis isn’t the only potential actor Goldberg has asked to appear in the upcoming sequel., which has been in the works for years. In February, she asked Abbott Elementary SchoolSheryl Lee Ralph – who played a role in 1993 Sister Act 2: Back to habit – potentially star in the third sequel and join her in a Sisters Act casting meeting.

In March, Goldberg also spoke with PEOPLE about development on the franchise’s third installment, saying “it’s still on the way! It’s seeping in.”

“They didn’t say, ‘We’re done with you and this movie,'” she joked, referring to studio executives. “We are still writing the script.”

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