Whoopi Goldberg’s Will States That She Won’t Be Turned Into A Hologram After Her Passing

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 10: Whoopi Goldberg attends Shorts: Animated Shorts Curated by Whoopi G during the 2023 Tribeca Festival at AMC 19th Street on June 10, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)

Whoopi Goldberg is making it clear that she wants to rest in peace after her passing.

On a Wednesday’s episode of The View, the topic of will preparation was sparked during a discussion about Aretha Franklin‘s newly discovered will. The Sister Act actress revealed that her own will prevents anyone from making a digital hologram of her likeness after she dies.

Using Marilyn Monroe as an example, co-host Alyssa Farah explained how public figures should put in writing how they want their posthumous image to be used.

“Yeah, no, I don’t want to be a hologram, but that’s been in my will for 15 years,” Whoopi Goldberg added.

Cohost Joy Behar then added, “No one has really asked me if I want to be a hologram yet,” to which Goldberg replied: “They don’t ask you, that’s the thing. They just do it, and then you go, ‘Hey, isn’t that Tupac? Wait a minute, didn’t Tupac die? What is he doing up on…’ Yeah, see, I don’t want that. It’s a little freaky, creepy.”

As an EGOT title holder with over 150 acting credits, Goldberg is justified in wanting to protect her posthumous likeness. This isn’t the first time she’s been vocal about not wanting the industry powers using her image. In a December 2022 episode of The View, co-host Sunny Hostin started the topic of posthumous biopics using Goldberg as an example. “They’re not going to make films, because in my will it says, ‘Unless you speak to my family, try it.’ Try it,” The Color Purple actress replied.