Whoopi Goldberg has been a co-host on “The View” for over a decade, but it hasn’t always been enough to keep her going.
In a candid new interview with The New York Times, the 63-year-old is asked about whether she gets creative fulfillment from her work on the politically-minded talk show.
“No,” she says pointedly, adding, “It’s my job.”
Pressed on the question further, Goldberg elaborates.
“What you’re asking is ‘Is ‘The View’ enough?’ It’s not,” she says. “Ten years is a long time, and now I’m starting to do other stuff. I’m doing books. I’m adventuring into THC products. I’m creating the clothes.”
On whether she finds she’s acting a role on “The View”, Goldberg explains, “These are not conversations that I’m having with my friends. If they were, we’d be doing it differently. My friends and I can talk about things in-depth in a different way than you can on television.”
Speaking about whether she saw her career taking her where it has, Goldberg says, “You can’t create a career.”
She continued, “It goes where it goes. In fact, for a long time, people could not figure out how I actually got a career. Which is a bit of a put-down.”