Whoopi Goldberg I encouraged myself


One of the celebrities I have enjoyed meeting was Whoopi Goldberg, one of American’s most popular actresses, this New Yorker is incredible, her performance in the film, The Color Purple (1985), was essential to have her carrier consolidated, the film was directed by Steven Spielberg. Who could forget her performance in the movie Ghost – specially the scene when she gives the check to the nuns but at the same time she holds it back.. lol how about Sister Act that’s my favourite. In 1994 Whoopi was the first woman to present the Oscars .. few knew that before becoming an actress she had worked cleaning coffins at a funeral, even though dyslexic she did not let the obstacles stop her from advancing. She won the Oscar for best Supporting Actress for Ghost in 1991.
I met her in person when she was in London to play her role in the musical adaptation of the movie Sister Act, we met backstage and could not help myself from getting emotional. I touched her hair to be sure I was not dreaming … She was very kind I had told her I have always wanted to meet her, I also said I am from Brazil she smiled and said Thank you that’s very kind of you!
Positive Quotes by Whoopi Goldberg
‘’I am where I am because I believe in all the possibilities.’’

‘’Nobody ever encouraged me in this industry. I encouraged myself. I was a very shy child and dull. I was the last person you’d expect to do successful in this business. But I always felt that if I kept something would happen. But even I was surprised myself sometimes. When I was a theater and doing comedy company, I felt I had some talent. But when I started doing my shows in Berkeley and found I could be funny on their own, I was shocked.’’

“You have to believe in yourself in spite of what other people believe.”


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