Jennifer Love Hewitt Says She’d ‘Love’ to Be in ‘Sister Act 3’ (Exclusive)

Jennifer loves Hewitt He has no qualms about revisiting roles from his past!

Sitting down with ET for a retrospective of her extensive career, the 9-1-1 The star reflects on her time playing Margaret in Sister Act 2: Back to the Habitand share your thoughts about Tyler Perry and Whoopi GoldbergThe next sequel, Sister Act 3.

Hewitt played high school student Margaret in Sister act 2during which Las Vegas leading lady Deloris Van Cartier (Goldberg) is asked by her nun friends, including Sister Mary Patrick (Kathy Najimy) and Sister Mary Lazarus (Mary Wickes), to revisit her alter ego. of witness protection, Sister Mary Clarence. her to help teach music to teenagers at a struggling school in hopes of saving the facility from closure at the hands of Mr. Crisp (James Coburn), a callous administrator.

“Let me tell you, Whoopi Goldberg made my life into this,” Hewitt tells ET of her time working alongside the 68-year-old EGOT recipient. “She was very kind and amazing; (she) taught me a lot on this movie.”

Whoopi Goldberg in ‘Sister Act 2: Back to Custom’Sisters Law

Hewitt, Alanna Ubach, Ryan Toby, Ron Johnson, Devin Kamin, Christian Fitzharris and Mehran Marcos Sedghi represented the students of Deloris’ rowdy music class, who eventually won the State Choir Championship and convinced the school’s local diocese to keep the school open.

Of course, there were many other perks to being on the set of the musical film. The film featured several musical heavyweights in the cast, including Lauryn Hill in her featured role as Rita, a high school student. Sheryl Lee Ralph She played Florence Watson, Rita’s mother, alongside gospel singer Erica Campbell of the duo Mary Mary, R&B singer Ryan Toby of the group City High, and The War and Treaty singer Tanya Trotter, who appeared as members of the choir. of the movie.

“I got to stand and listen to Lauryn Hill sing live every day, who gets that chance? It was so much fun, I loved singing and dancing, I hadn’t really done much like singing and dancing together at that point since incorporated children, so I felt like I was back in my comfort zone,” Hewitt recalls.

The star gushes about his affection for the cast, which is still fresh more than 30 years after the film. “It was a really fun movie,” she says.

Looking back on the experience, Hewitt admits that he probably didn’t “fully absorb” the significance of the moment since he was 14. “I think there were moments where I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is really (happening).’ I remember feeling super excited and terrified at the same time throughout filming, but everyone was so kind, lovely, and understanding,” she shares .

Describing his character as “really funny” and “a little bit over the top,” Hewitt says he was happy to observe his castmates’ talent while on set. “Seeing that talent every day, I felt like I won a contest to be there and see the most talented people perform every day…it was amazing,” she says.

Goldberg, who played Deloris in 1992. Sisters Law original film and the following year’s sequel, has been trying to get Sister Act 3 in production for years and has been very vocal about his desire to reunite the original cast for the planned sequel he’s been working on for years.

The view The co-host and Tyler Perry, 54, have been working together since appearing on Watch What Happens Live! together in 2018 and released a sequel. Disney finally announced in 2020 that the project become a reality on Disney+, but updates have been few and far between.

Whoopi Goldberg and Tyler PerryArturo Holmes/Getty Images

Talking to ET Patti LaBelle80th birthday celebration in New York City on Thursday, Goldberg gave a promising update on the upcoming production.. She said that while most details are kept under lock and keyThose who have been waiting 30 years since the last film was released will be happy to know that things are happening behind the scenes.

“I can tell it’s coming,” Goldberg shared. “It’s coming around the mountain when it comes. It’ll be here soon. I’m excited. It’s time to do it, you know, it’s time.”

The legendary actress added that after years of delays, believes now is the right time to move forward. “Because we need to laugh, you know?” she said. “I don’t know what we’re getting into, but whatever it is, I’m going to need to laugh a lot… I think I’m also good when I make other people laugh.”

While Goldberg has been very open about assemble an eclectic group of stars for the cast — throwing out names, including lizzo and Keke Palmerthis last one that has expressed his own interest in the film – He’s also been campaigning for the stars of the OG franchise to return for the third film.

Jenifer Lewis, who co-starred with Goldberg in Sisters Law Films, expressed interest in returning for a third film during a visit to The view in September 2022.

One month after, Kathy Najimy appeared on The viewduring which Goldberg attributed Najimy’s success Hocus Pocus 2 to revive interest in the long-delayed sequel.

Kathy Najimy and Whoopi GoldbergJeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

And earlier this year, when Sheryl Lee Ralph visited The view to promote the third season of Abbott ElementaryGoldberg surprised the star by asking her to return to the daytime talk show for a Sisters Lawtheme episode and cameo in the third film.

With so many possibly returning to reprise their roles, is Hewitt looking to bring back Margaret and her iconic performance of He love boat Is the theme song returning to the masses?

“Listen, I would love to be in the third one! I published it,” said the mother of three he tells ET. “I said, ‘Give me a call.’ But I don’t know if it’s going to happen. That would be great, I’d love to.”

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