19/08/2020 09:03 BST

Whoopi Goldberg Reveals Why Sister Act 3 Is Still Yet To Happen

The actor is as desperate to see Deloris back in the habit and on the big screen as the rest of us.

Sister Act and its sequel are two of the most beloved films of all time, but so far, a third outing for Deloris and the rest of the convent is yet to happen. 

And while star Whoopi Goldberg is as desperate as the rest of us for it to happen, it seems the people in charge are not as convinced. 

In an interview with Radio Times, the actor has revealed why a third film hasn’t yet come into fruition, despite her calls.

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Whoopi Goldberg in 1992's Sister Act

She said: “I keep asking, but they keep telling me people don’t want it.

“I say, “I think you’re not asking the right people because people do want it.

“I’ll keep asking,” she promised. 

The original comedy film, released in 1992, saw Whoopi star as Deloris Van Cartier, a singer who goes undercover at a convent after being put in a witness protection programme. 

It went on to become one of the highest grossing films of the early 1990s, earning $232 million (£177 million) after its release.

Maggie Smith appeared alongside Whoopi as Mother Superior 

A sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit debuted in 1993, while a stage musical of the original opened in London’s West End in 2009, spawning a Broadway production. 

Whoopi was due to reprise her role as Deloris in a revival of the West End show this year, alongside Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior. 

However, the shows at the Hammersmith Apollo were postponed until July 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

When the show was initially announced, Whoopi said of getting back in the habit: “The original Deloris is back, a little older, a little seasoned, but really still kind of out there.”