Whoopi Goldberg wants nothing to do with an afterlife hologram!
Though holograms of dead celebrities are becoming increasingly popular, the popular stand-up comedian is so repelled by the idea of becoming one that she has spoken out against it in her will.
She revealed the tidbit during a dialogue about a Michigan court upholding Aretha Franklin’s handwritten will, which was found under one of the late singer’s sofa cushions.
Whoopi Goldberg is miles ahead of the people planning a hologram concert for her
With avoiding death being one of humanity’s greatest goals, the advent of hologram concerts, which allow fans to connect with their favorite superstars through the celebrity’s work, is fast becoming a welcome technological advance . Still, Goldberg has firmly rejected any idea that her likeness would appear in a digital avatar after her death.
On Wednesday’s episode of The View, she spoke about the measures she took to ensure she stayed dead. In a clip shared via the daytime talk show’s Twitter page, the ‘Sister Act’ actress can be heard saying:
“I’ll be just dust in the wind. I will travel around the world; I will be everywhere I could be in your backyard – I don’t know. I don’t want people to feel obligated to come to the cemetery. If you want to remember me, then remember me.”
After co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin spoke about the posthumous exploitation of actress Marilyn Monroe because she had no control over how she wanted to be portrayed after her death, Joy Behar asked the five-member jury if their portrayals mattered to them.
When asked, Goldberg replied, “I don’t want to be a hologram. It’s been in my will for 15 years.” She then admitted, “They don’t ask you, that’s the thing,” after Behar pointed out that no one had “actually asked” her about “being a hologram yet.” ” wool.
“They just do it and then you’re like, ‘Hey, isn’t that Tupac?’ Wait a minute.’ I dont want that. “It’s a little bit spooky and spooky,” said the EGOT queen explained further.
The conversation soon ended after Griffin revealed that it might be okay to take posthumous holographic pictures of people if their estate allowed it, and “A Little Bit of Heaven” joked, “My estate doesn’t want that.” My estate wants to be left alone.”
Goldberg has become the latest star to publicly denounce the desire for a hologram, following a recent statement from singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. Per PEOPLEsaid the “Islands in the Stream” hitmaker claims last week:
“I think I left a great work. I have to decide how much of this high tech stuff I want to include [with] because I don’t want to leave my soul here on this earth. I think with some of these things I will stay here forever.”
ARETHA FRANKLIN’S UNDERTAKING FOUND ON COUCH VOTED VALID: After a Michigan jury ruled that a handwritten document of the Queen of Soul found on her couch after her death is a valid will, #The view Co-moderators discuss why some hesitate to make a will. pic.twitter.com/O16O0HCPGR
– The View (@TheView) July 12, 2023
She then jokingly shared that for the fans who got a hologram concert, “everything” about her, including “any intelligence,” was already artificial.
The How Stella Got Her Groove Back actress will also thwart any future biopic plans
In December 2022, PEOPLE reported that Goldberg informed her The View co-panelists about her will blocked all attempts to create a biopic in her honor. The topic came up as the women discussed the controversial Netflix film Blonde, which details the life and times of the late Monroe.
Sunny Hostin shared that she previously spoke to the 67-year-old about the issue affecting her life, explaining: “It sounds macabre, but I spoke to Whoopi and said that she’s such a famous person that when she dies, people will make movies.”
But before the attorney finished her train of thought, Goldberg interjected, “Actually, that’s not the case. You will not make films. Because my will says, ‘If you don’t talk to my family, try.’”
“And that’s what needs to be done,” Hostin agreed approvingly. Meanwhile, Andrew Dominik, the director of Blonde, had spoken out about the backlash the biopic had received earlier that month, claiming:
“Now we live in a time where it’s important to portray women as confident women and they want to reinvent Marilyn Monroe as a confident woman. That’s what they want to see, and if you don’t show them that, it annoys them. Which is kind of weird because she’s dead.”