Whoopi Goldberg will be absent from “The View” in the coming days, according to co-panelist Joy Behar, due to shooting responsibilities for an acting assignment.
Behar addressed Goldberg’s intentions at the outset of the daytime talk show’s Monday program, which also included former White House communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin as a guest presenter with Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, and Ana Navarro.
“If you’re wondering where Whoopi is, the girl’s got a movie she’s making and she will be back when she finishes whatever she’s doing, So she’s gone for a while” Behar said.
Goldberg, 66, is set to appear on the upcoming Amazon Studios project “Anansi Boys,” an adaptation of author Neil Gaiman’s novel. She will play “Bird Woman” – described as one of the show’s “key antagonists.”
An ABC representative said Goldberg is expected to be filming her part for the next few weeks – a period that includes “The View’s” hiatus during the week of April 18.