Can you believe that the film Sister Act is almost 30 years old?
Two of the stars of Sister Act have already been featured on LWG, but this is Whoopi Goldberg’s first appearance. Dame Maggie Smith featured in Harry Potter Month back in April 2018 as she played Professor McGonagall in the series, and Kathy Najimy played a Sanderson sister in Hocus Pocus.
In Sister Act, Whoopi Goldberg plays Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer in Reno who, after witnessing her boyfriend committing murder, is placed in witness protection until the court trial.
Given the alias of Sister Mary Clarence, Deloris hides out in a convent where she struggles to lead a quieter life so far removed from her own. Going back to her roots, Deloris joins and eventually leads the choir, putting a spin on traditional hymns.
Released in May 1992, the film was a huge success and the Sister Act soundtrack went Gold.
Sister Act the musical hit the stage in 2006. In 2011 it made its way to Broadway where it closed the following year after 561 performances.
Just last month, Whoopi Goldberg revealed that Sister Act is potentially becoming a trilogy. After the disappointment of Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, do you want to see Sister Act 3 made?
Despite not being church-goers, Sister Act remains one of our favourite films and soundtracks. Are you inspired to get a Sister Act themed tattoo?