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Whoopi Goldberg joins the cast of ‘Ezra’

The EGOT winner says she did not hesitate to agree to the role
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Whoopi Goldberg (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Whoopi Goldberg accepted her role in Ezra without reading the script.

The actor stars alongside Robert De Niro and Rose Byrne in the dramedy film. Goldberg has now revealed that she jumped at the chance to join the Tony Goldwyn-directed project.

“If [Tony] says he’s got something, I don’t care how other people respond to it — I’m there,” Goldberg explained on “The View.”

Goldberg and Goldwyn actually appeared together in the 1990 fantasy film Ghost, and the Hollywood star relished the experience of reuniting with the director.

The EGOT winner didn’t have any doubts about committing herself to the project.

“The vibe of the film was like, yeah, I want to be part of this. People don’t usually ask me. So, when somebody says ‘Hey, you want to come play?’ It’s like, yes!” she said.

Similarly, the former “Scandal” star remembers that Goldberg didn’t hesitate to join the movie. According to the director, Goldberg didn’t actually have any desire to read the film’s script before she accepted the offer.

“I literally just emailed. Bobby [Cannavale] and I were talking when the movie started to come together, we’re like, ‘You know who’d be amazing … Whoopi’,” Goldwyn recalled.

“I just sent Whoopi an email going, ‘Hey, I’m doing this movie with Bobby and Bob De Niro, there’s this part you’d be perfect for. Can I send you the script?’ You wrote me back immediately going, ‘I’m in, just tell me where to show.’ I said, ‘Don’t you want to read the script?’ She was like, ‘No, I’m there. Just tell me where to go!'” Goldwyn shared.

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