This week, “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg revealed a head full of white and grey dreadlocks, which is much different than the dark dreads she’d become known for.
“The audience was stunned when Whoopi walked out,” another person said. “It was A MOMENT! I’m glad you explained your new hair color. I really got a kick out of their reaction when you came out…like “what in the world did she do?!”…whew! Love you Whoopi.”
WHOOPI’S NEW HAIR: No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you — @WhoopiGoldberg’s got a new do! Hear about her new look as she prepares to film @StephenKing’s #TheStand. https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/fK7bosuhek
— The View (@TheView) September 18, 2019
Regarding why she made the big change, Whoopi Goldberg explained that it’s for an upcoming acting gig.
“I’m doing The Stand for CBS, Stephen King’s The Stand and at the great kudos to ABC, who is allowing me to do what my first love is,” she explained, revealing that she will portray Mother Abigail in the upcoming CBS All-Access series, which will also star Alexander Skarsgard, Amber Heard and James Marsden.
“The woman I play is over 100,” Goldberg continued. “We may spread, but the hair always looks good. I think she’s about 108 or 9. This is why I feel like people need to know that 100 is no longer what you think 100 used to be. When [King] first wrote this book, Mother Abigail was probably this tall and looked like Miss Pittman on steroids and the reason for that was because people had no idea what older black women looked like. No one ever looked at old black women like that.”