Whoopi Goldberg took over as moderator and co-host of The View on September 4th, 2007, replacing Rosie O’Donnell. Goldberg’s first appearance as moderator attracted 3.4 million viewers, one million lower than O’Donnell’s. Garcelle Beauvais recently criticized Whoopi for her ‘Cringeworthy’ behavior during her audition for ‘The View.’
According to Page Six, Garcelle Beauvais singled out Whoopi Goldberg while recalling her audition for The View following Rosie O’Donnell’s exit in 2015. “I was shocked and appalled to see how testy Whoopi was with the show’s producers,” Beauvais detailed in one chapter of her memoir, Love Me as I Am. “I was embarrassed and disappointed, to say the least. It was cringeworthy!”
The Bravolebrity stated she was excited to work with Goldberg, Rosie Perez, and Nicole Wallace, but she didn’t get the warm reception she had hoped for. “Here I was the eager new kid in class and I ran smack dab into the reality of an uninviting workplace,” Beauvais wrote. “No greetings or welcoming niceties, just a hey and they continued with the [top-of-the-morning] meeting [with producers].”
After demonstrating her abilities on camera, the TV personality stated that the audition went “pretty well,” however she did not receive any reaffirmations. The atmosphere was “cold, unfriendly, and standoffish,” according to Beauvais. “The atmosphere was so opposite to my friendly nature and definitely not what I had expected or hoped for,” she continued.
Beauvais said she attempted to strike a balance between stating her thoughts and chiming in, sometimes “piggybacking” off comments made by her co-hosts. That, she said, did not “work either.”
Perez, according to the mother of three, allegedly kicked her leg below the table for talking too much. Beauvais concluded the job was not for her after some consideration. After working with Goldberg on a Lifetime movie titled Caught in His Web in 2022, Beauvais revealed that she has nothing but affection for the Sister Act actress and her co-hosts.
“I love what they do,” she said of The View, adding that she wanted to include the incident in her book since it was a part of her life. “Of course I addressed it with Whoopi. She didn’t remember,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star added, noting they are “all good” now. “I told her because I didn’t want to go into the film like I was bamboozling her. That’s not my thing.”
Let’s see whether Whoopi responds to Garcelle’s claims. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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