Good news, Next Generation fans! On the eve of the new series Picard's first episode, Whoopi Goldberg has been confirmed to reprise her role as bartender Guinan. And it happened in a wonderfully sweet moment live on TV.
Sir Patrick Stewart appeared on Goldberg's show The View to promote Picard. In the middle of his appearance, he stopped the interview to offer Goldberg the role once more. He'd been giving the blessing by the show's executive producer and the team, and asked if she'd like to come back as Guinan in Picard's already-confirmed second season.
As the audience cheers for over a full half-minute, she gets up to hug Stewart and gives her answer: Yes.
We will be seeing Guinan once more.
Goldberg has a long history with Star Trek. The actor has said that Uhura herself, Nichelle Nichols, inspired her to take up acting. Goldberg said that the first time she saw Uhura on TV at nine years old she ran around the house shouting, "Come here, mom, everybody, come quick, come quick, there's a black lady on television and she ain't no maid!"
The #AllStarTrek tag has already been over the moon with the news.
@TheView I'm SOBBING now! Why am I sobbing??? God bless you @SirPatStew! This little fan is SO happy you have invited @WhoopiGoldberg to be in #StarTrekPicard!! #AllStarTrek (Please @CBS, make this series available on DVDs.)— ? Depoetic (@Depoetic) January 22, 2020
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.@SirPatStew officially invites @WhoopiGoldberg to join season two of #StarTrekPicard: “It was wonderful having you, and we cannot wait to have you with us again one more time.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik#StarTrekpic.twitter.com/mxOtyJxF63— The View (@TheView) January 22, 2020
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