The legendary entertainer, who hosts talkshow The View in the US, was reacting to a tribute paid to Sister Act 2 by Lizzo earlier this week, which has gone viral online.
Goldberg praised Lizzo’s efforts, remarking on how resonant the Sister Act films still are to people today.
She then indicated that she’d be on board if Disney decided to continue, revamp or reboot the property.
“I would like to tip a dread to the incredible Lizzo for her tribute to Sister Act 2 at the MTV Awards on Monday night,” she said on yesterday’s show.
After showing a clip of Lizzo’s performance, she added: “I want to point out to anyone who’s not sure if Sister Act still works…!
“Just saying, OK, it was part of folks’ growing up. Lizzo was five when Sister Act 2 came out; she’s 31 now.”
After she and co-star Meghan McCain put out a plea for Lizzo to join them on an episode of The View, Goldberg turned to the lasting impact of the Sister Act movies – and the demand for more.
“It always knocks me out when I meet people, because especially when I meet people in your [Meghan’s] age group, in their 20s and 30s, they have all seen Sister Act and they know all the music.
“The question I get all the time is, ‘how come y’all haven’t done it again? Everyone else has done it?’”
She then looked straight down the camera and said pointedly: “Hey, Dis! Hey, Disney! Hey, Disney!”
Sister Act, in which Goldberg starred alongside Maggie Smith, came out in 1992 and made around $231.6 million.
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit followed in 1993, and demand for another film has been ongoing ever since.
In December last year, it was reported that writers had been hired to write a Sister Act 3 for Disney+, the streaming service launching later in 2019.
Judging by Goldberg’s words yesterday, perhaps it’s not quite locked-in – but the signs are certainly there that hope is on the horizon.
Lizzo, meanwhile, reacted to Goldberg’s praise on Twitter with sheer euphoria.
The Juice singer wrote: “THIS IS A CHILDHOOD DREAM COME TRUE.”