The Movie Whoopi Goldberg's 'Seen A Million Times' | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio
Filed Under:

The Movie Whoopi Goldberg's 'Seen A Million Times'

Play associated audio

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen a Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.

For comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg, whose credits include The Color Purple, Ghost, and ABC's daytime talk show The View, the movie she can't get enough of is Robert Mulligan's To Kill a Mockingbird. "[The] performances are spectacular," says Goldberg, "It's what I strive for, it's what I want as an actor: I want to be that good."



INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

On when she saw the movie for the first time

"I think the first time I saw it I was probably 10. I was by myself, but I told my mother about it. And I said, 'I just saw this movie, it was called...' And she said, 'Yes, I've seen it. Did you like it?' I said, 'Oh my God, it was really great ... and Boo Radley, I want him to be my friend.' I was an odd child, you know."

On what she learned from To Kill a Mockingbird

"For one little kid, watching this movie, you sort of get the sense that it is all right to be around people who stand up for what is right and how difficult it can get."

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

NPR

Bringing Tales Of WWII To American Radios And Bookshelves

Bill Shirer brought stories of war in Europe into American homes. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Ken Cuthbertson about his new book, A Complex Fate: William L. Shirer and the American Century.
NPR

Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study

John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.
NPR

Martin O'Malley Set To Join The 2016 Race

The former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor enters the Democratic race for president Saturday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Juana Summers about how O'Malley will approach the campaign.
NPR

Tech Giants Compete ... For Your Vacation Albums

With ballgames, family reunions and trips to the beach, summer is full of chances to snap photos. Apple and Google are in a battle to help you store, organize and share all those visual mementos.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.