Whoopi! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   On February 14th, I had the chance of a lifetime. I knew that Whoopi Goldberg was a very special person and an accomplished actor, but I never expected her to be such an open and insightful person.

Before the interview, we waited anxiously in a small classroom at Emerson College. I did not know how she would react, or if she would even know why we were there. When Whoopi came in, there was a warm and friendly feeling from the start. She actually wanted to know about each of us, what we had done to bring us here, and asked about our backgrounds. I thought the interview would concentrate on her when in fact it began with us.

The best part of the day was hearing what Whoopi had to say. She took the time to connect with each of us in a special way. In addition to being extremely personable, she was deeply profound. She answered our questions honestly and from the heart with no topic off-limits.

When the interview was over, she wrote each of us a special note. Then, Whoopi asked us to sign our piece of writing. I could not believe that I was actually signing something for Whoopi Goldberg. It seemed ironic that the first time I ever signed an autograph, it was for a celebrity!

The time I spent with Whoopi Goldberg was inspiring. I have contemplated everything she said and know I learned a great deal from her. She offered us many thought-provoking opinions about life. The funny thing is, I think she learned a lot from me and the other students, too. This experience enabled me to believe that an intelligent and honest person with a kind and thoughtful nature can achieve success and fame.

Thank you, Whoopi Goldberg, and thank you, Teen Ink!

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Taylor Lautner said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm
hehehehehheheh.this was ku
Ralph said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 11:08 am
What an honest and great person for being able to have time to meet with you.
singergurl12 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 5:34 pm
well dont i just hate you! lucky! lol!
myworld10 said...
Jun. 1, 2010 at 9:57 pm
getting advice from whoopi goldberg....signing something for her...meeying her in person........lucky you!!
Zazawish777 said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 8:11 pm
kool. nice. i love woopi! go VIEW
emmaxoxo replied...
Apr. 2, 2010 at 2:38 pm
me too!!! she waz sooo funny in the movie 'Ghost'. she is amazing
Zazawish777 replied...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 9:34 am
same! it was awesome.  also she used to be an actress on Star Trec the next generation! lol
boston418 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 7:32 am
she was at Emerson? Cool! I live near there... .it's one of my top schools :)
EdytD said...
May 22, 2009 at 1:46 pm
It must have been great. But if you are writing about an interview, where's what whoopi says to you? you say that she listened to your questions, but what about the answers?
Payton said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 3:57 am
wow thats kool.
Kevin H. said...
Mar. 22, 2009 at 2:09 am
cool nice
beautifulBaylie said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:29 pm
EverlastingWords said...
Jan. 24, 2009 at 3:38 pm
I am sorry, truly, but Whoopi Goldberg is one of the most absurd people on TV. On The View she has no clue what she is talking about (well none of the people on The View know what they are talking about). I understand your opinion on her, but she is horrible.
dana12345678 said...
Oct. 27, 2008 at 4:01 pm
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jb said...
Sept. 22, 2008 at 4:27 pm
this is so kool
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