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Oh, happy day! The Sister Act reunion of your dreams just happened

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It seems almost impossible to believe, but Sister Act came out 25 years ago – so it makes sense that Whoopi Goldberg and the rest of the cast have teamed up for an extra-special anniversary celebration.


Read more: There’s a Sister Act 3 in the works


The ultimate feel-good movie, Sister Act sees nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier (Goldberg) forced to hide out in a San Francisco convent after witnessing a mobster murder. She finds it difficult to adjust to life in the habit, until Mother Superior (Maggie Smith) tasks her with whipping the nunnery’s choir into shape. Cue some serious show-belting tunes (think Hail Holy Queen, My God (My Guy) and I Will Follow Him, to name just three) and all sorts of hijinks with Sister Mary Patrick (Kathy Najimy) and Sister Mary Roberts (Wendy Makkena), culminating in a Las Vegas showdown and an extra-special appearance from the pope himself.

Now, at long last, the stars of the 1992 film are back together. And, naturally, they donned habits to give us a heavenly choir performance.

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After their show-stopping performance, the cast sat down on The View to discuss their wild memories of the film.

“We shot in Reno, and we didn’t have enough room in the trailers, so we were put in hotel rooms. Cathy and I would get a little bored,” said Makkena. She went on to explain that she and Najimy would gamble and drink while dressed up in their costumes, to avoid anyone recognising them.

They also enjoyed playing pranks on room service, placing porn on the television screen when room service came into their room.

“He came and I said to him ‘No come in a little further. Roll it in,’” revealed Najimy.

“She said she’d pay me a hundred dollars if I didn’t laugh and I failed,” added Makkena.

Goldberg – who hasn’t worked with her castmates since Sister Act 2 – also paid homage to the absent Smith (who sent a special video message to her fellow nuns).

“I couldn’t believe she wanted to do the movie,” reflected Goldberg. “I said, ‘You’re Maggie Smith, what are you doing here?’ and she said, ‘Darling, I have to eat,’ and she also said, ‘I have to act, and I want to be here.’”


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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah, the writers behind hits 10 Things I Hate About You and Legally Blonde, are “writing the latest chapter in the Sister Act franchise” with backing from Disney, the original production company.

It is not yet known whether any of the original stars will return, although Goldberg – speaking at a special screening of Sister Act in New York – admitted that this isn’t a bad thing.

“I don’t know that I would be Deloris,” she said, “which is ok, because it’s time for someone else to do it.”

However, she intends to be involved in some way, shape or form, and added: “But it’s such a fun piece… maybe I’ll direct it.”

We’ll continue to pray that Sister Act 3 gets the greenlight soon.

Images: Sister Act

 

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