TV and Showbiz / 22-01-2020

Whoopi Goldberg is left in tears as she accepts Patrick Stewart's invite to reprise Star Trek role

Whoopi Goldberg teared up on The View after guest Patrick Stewart invited her to reprise her Star Trek: Next Generation role.

Patrick is currently playing the title role on Star Trek: Picard and in doing so is himself returning to the role he played on The Next Generation decades ago.

As soon as he gave her the invite, Patrick and Whoopi rose to their feet and hugged, and the 64-year-old actress exclaimed: 'Yes, yes, yes! Oh, yeah!'

Whoopi Goldberg is left in tears as she accepts Patrick Stewart's invite to reprise Star Trek role

What a moment: Whoopi Goldberg teared up on The View after guest Patrick Stewart invited her to reprise her Star Trek: Next Generation role

Throwback: Whoopi and Patrick are pictured together on Star Trek: The Next Generation, where they originated their respective roles of Guinan and Jean-Luc Picard in the 1980s

Patrick said: 'I'm here with a formal invitation, and it's for you, Whoopi. Alex Kurtzmann, who is the senior executive producer of Star Trek: Picard, and all of his colleagues of which I am one, want to invite you into the second season.'

The studio audience erupted into applause and Whoopi began laughing before she embraced her former co-star and accepted the gig.

As Whoopi made her way back to her seat, her co-host Joy Behar jokingly asked Patrick if the Ghost Oscar-winner would have to change her hairdo for the part.

'No! She can do whatever the hell she wants,' said Patrick, whose new show will premiere its first season this Thursday and has already been renewed.

In demand: Patrick is currently playing the title role on Star Trek: Picard and on The View this Wednesday he asked Whoopi onto season two

Having a laugh: As Whoopi made her way back to her seat, her co-host Joy Behar jokingly asked Patrick if the Ghost Oscar-winner would have to change her hairdo for the part

Incoming: 'No! She can do whatever the hell she wants,' said Patrick, whose new show will premiere its first season this Thursday and has already been renewed

Delighted: Whoopi recalled that 'I’ve said this on the show before – but Star Trek was one of the great experiences from the beginning to the end'

'You know, this was one of the great experiences of my – I’ve said this on the show before – but Star Trek was one of the great experiences from the beginning to the end. It just, you know, I had the best, best, best time, best time ever,' said Whoopi.

'I’m so glad to hear that. Well, it was wonderful having you and we cannot wait to have you with us again one more time,' said Patrick, leaving Whoopi tearful.

He first played Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1987 to 1994 and was mostly recently seen in the role for the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis.

Iconic: first played Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation (pictured) from 1987 to 1994 and was mostly recently seen in the role for the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis

Who's who: Whoopi's recurring character Guinan tends bar on the Starship Enterprise and appeared on 29 episodes of The Next Generation from 1988 to 1993

Whoopi's recurring character Guinan tends bar on the Starship Enterprise and appeared on 29 episodes of The Next Generation from 1988 to 1993.

She also co-starred with Patrick in two Star Trek movies, both Generations in 1994 and Nemesis eight years later.

Nichelle Nichols made history on the original Star Trek series as Lt. Uhura, becoming the first black actress to play a leading role on American television.

Whoopi has spoken in the past about how Uhura impacted her as a child, prompting her to say: 'I just saw a black woman on television and she ain't no maid!'

Return: She also co-starred with Patrick in two Star Trek movies, both Generations in 1994 and Nemesis eight years later 



22-01-2020 18:15, source: dailymail, by James Foster
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