Whoopi Goldberg Snuggles Up To ‘Star Wars’ Greats In New Instagram Share
The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg snuggled up to two of the greatest characters in the Star Wars film franchise, Chewbacca and R2-D2, in a new Instagram share. The talk show host looked thrilled to pose with the characters after an appearance on the series by actor Anthony Daniels, who portrays C-3PO in the iconic series of films.
Whoopi was smiling brightly as she placed her arms around the character of Chewbacca and pulled him in for a big hug in the sweet pic. R2-D2, standing next to Chewie, turned away slightly from his front-facing pals in the image to present his iconic angular look.
The EGOT winner, who recently dyed her hair back to its natural dark shade after many months of sporting blond dreadlocks for a role in Stephen King’s The Stand, wore casual clothing for the photo, the same look she wore during The View‘s live show.
Whoopi sported a black and white long print blouse, black leggings, white socks, and black shoes. She kept her makeup look natural. She accessorized with her wire-rimmed glasses — which hung on the edge of her nose — and a black hat.
The characters appeared on the daytime talk show during Anthony Daniels’ appearance, where he spoke about his own experiences playing C-3PO with the panelists, which include Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin, and Joy Behar.
Anthony discussed his film legacy and what it was like to be a part of the space epic for four decades.
Whoopi is a big Star Wars fan and couldn’t wait to give Chewbacca a hug for all the joy he has brought her and millions of fans throughout the series of nine science fiction movies.
During the interview, Anthony revealed that he initially didn’t want to take the part of the golden robot, as he was more of a “serious” actor. He changed his mind when he looked at a scene still of what the character would potentially look like, revealing how much he was drawn to it and how he became excited when he thought about what he could bring to the role.
The actor also revealed during his appearance that he believed C-3PO has become so popular because his character is able to connect with people whom he called “sensitive.” He went on to say that watching the robot interact with others helps those who may have difficulties of their own better deal with life’s challenges.
Fans thought the image of Whoopi with Chewie and R2-D2 was absolutely adorable and shared their sentiments in the comments section of the post.
“You look so cute, I’d frame this one for your wall,” suggested one fan.
“The force has always been strong in Whoopi,” stated another admirer of the Oscar-winning actress, followed by a series of heart, smiley face, and kiss emoji.
“Aaawww! This is so cute! I haven’t been watching The View lately but I hope all is well with everyone! Love you Whoopi!!” a third follower remarked.