Whoopi Goldberg says she didn’t wear a fat suit for ‘Till,’ correcting a reviewer
In a mixed review, a Daily Beast reporter mentions Goldberg only once, writing that Goldberg was “in a distracting fat suit” for her role as Emmett Till’s grandmother.
The review has since been edited to omit that line and features an editor’s note.
“I don’t really care how you felt about the movie, but you should know that was not a fat suit,” Goldberg said on Monday’s episode of “The View.” “That was me. That was steroids.”
Goldberg was referring to the health challenges she experienced last year with sciatica, a type of nerve pain, for which she was hospitalized and started using a walker.
She said on “The View” that at the time, she was taking steroids, which can be used to treat sciatica symptoms.
“It’s OK to not be a fan of the movie, but you want to leave people’s looks out,” Goldberg said.
It’s not uncommon for a popular and awarded actress in a prestigious film to wear a fat suit, though.