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Whoopi Goldberg Reunites ‘Sister Act 2’ Cast for 30th Anniversary Celebration

Whoopi Goldberg recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the beloved film “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit” with a heartwarming reunion on “The View.” Goldberg, who played Sister Mary Clarence, brought together the movie’s original kid actors to recreate some of the most memorable choir scenes, including “Oh Happy Day” and “Joyful, Joyful.”

In a touching moment, Ryan Toby, who portrayed Ahmal in the movie, led the rendition of “Oh Happy Day,” just as he did 30 years ago. The reunion also featured a powerful performance of “Joyful, Joyful” with Tanya Trotter of The War and Treaty stepping in for Lauryn Hill, who played Rita Louise Watson in the original film. Goldberg was visibly moved to tears during this emotional gathering.

“Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit” hit theaters in 1993 as a sequel to the highly successful “Sister Act.” The film follows Goldberg’s character, Deloris Van Cartier, as she goes undercover as Sister Mary Clarence to help a struggling Catholic school by revamping its choir. The sequel quickly became a fan favorite, known for its uplifting music and messages of perseverance and community.

Lauryn Hill’s role as Rita Louise Watson was particularly impactful, serving as a breakout moment for her. The film also featured a talented ensemble cast, including Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, and Sheryl Lee Ralph, who joined Goldberg for the recent reunion.

The reunion brought back a wave of nostalgia as the cast members shared their experiences and memories from filming. Many of the actors, including Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Monica Calhoun, and DeeDee Magno Hall, reminisced about their time on set and how the film influenced their lives.

Jennifer Love Hewitt, who was just 13 years old during the filming of “Sister Act 2,” couldn’t attend in person but sent a heartfelt video message. She fondly recalled working with Goldberg and hearing Lauryn Hill sing every day, describing the experience as one of the greatest of her life.

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Goldberg has expressed a strong desire to make “Sister Act 3,” mentioning her collaboration with Tyler Perry to develop the sequel. She has been vocal about wanting to bring back the original cast and possibly introducing new faces like Keke Palmer and Lizzo to the mix. Fans are eagerly awaiting any updates on this potential project, hoping to see more of the joy and inspiration that the “Sister Act” films have brought over the years.

The “Sister Act 2” 30th anniversary reunion on “The View” was a beautiful celebration of a film that has touched many lives. Whoopi Goldberg’s emotional reaction and the heartfelt performances by the cast remind us why this movie remains a cherished classic. As we look forward to the possibility of “Sister Act 3,” the legacy of Sister Mary Clarence and her choir continues to bring joy and inspiration to audiences everywhere.

For more updates on “Sister Act 3” and other entertainment news, keep checking Trevor Decker News.

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