In a surprising turn of events, “The View,” the No. 1 daytime show, is reportedly upset that Oprah Winfrey did not make an appearance on the show to promote her latest adaptation of Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple.” The panel show had high hopes for a reunion between its star Whoopi Goldberg and Winfrey, who both starred in the acclaimed 1985 film. However, their aspirations were left unfulfilled when Winfrey chose to skip “The View.” According to a source, “The View” is quite perturbed by Oprah’s avoidance of the show.
On the December 13 episode of “The View,” Goldberg and the rest of the cast were joined by the stars of the new film adaptation, including Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, and Danielle Brooks, along with director Blitz Bazawule. Strangely absent from the lineup was Oprah Winfrey herself, even though she made appearances on various other shows, such as “CBS Mornings” and “The Drew Barrymore Show.” Winfrey also had time to discuss her recent weight loss journey in an interview with People.
Pre-Recorded Episode Explanation
A source revealed that the December 13 episode of “The View” was actually pre-recorded weeks in advance when Oprah was unavailable. While this may explain her absence, it seems to have fueled the disappointment from the show’s team. Although Goldberg had a poignant moment with the cast during the segment, everyone was thrilled with what aired, and it turned out to be a very emotional day for her. Despite this, “The View” still felt that Oprah’s presence was missed on the show.
To compensate for her non-appearance on the show, Winfrey reportedly recorded a special promo for “The View’s” “Favorite Things” segment. Nevertheless, it appears that this gesture was not enough to appease the show’s disappointment over her absence.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, the 1985 adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel received critical acclaim and even garnered several Oscar nominations. Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey’s performances in the film were highly regarded, making the potential reunion on “The View” even more significant. However, due to Winfrey’s decision to avoid the show, this long-awaited reunion did not come to fruition.
“The View” expressed its frustration and disappointment when Oprah Winfrey chose not to appear on the show to promote her latest adaptation of “The Color Purple.” Despite hopes for a reunion between Whoopi Goldberg and Winfrey, the absence of the renowned media mogul left a void on the show. Although Goldberg had a powerful moment with the cast during the episode, “The View” still felt that Oprah’s presence was sorely missed. While Winfrey made efforts to compensate for her absence, recording a special promo for the show, it did little to assuage the show’s disappointment. Ultimately, this missed opportunity for a reunion highlights the significance and impact of the 1985 adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel, solidifying its place as a timeless cinematic masterpiece.