Whoopi Goldberg is writing a script for a superhero movie starring an older black woman, she tells Variety .
“Since I was little, I have been obsessed with superheroes,” said the 65-year-old actress. “They are constantly saving the Earth. But do you know who is really going to save the Earth? Older black women.”
Goldberg won an Oscar in 1990 for her supporting role in Ghost , making it the first black woman to receive a statuette in the past 50 years. Hattie McDaniel was the first black person ever to win an Oscar. She received the prestigious film award in 1940 for her supporting role in Gone with the Wind.
Halle Berry became the first black woman to receive an Oscar for Best Actress in 2002, thanks to her role in Monster’s Ball . “It was a wonderful moment,” says Goldberg. “I had to shed a tear, because I always hoped that I would win that prize. But you don’t always get what you want, sometimes you get what you need.”