Whoopi Goldberg unveils long white dreadlocks on The View as part of her character Mother Abagail's look in upcoming Stephen King TV series The Stand

She's one of the few EGOT winners out there, and as an actress she dominated the box office in the late Eighties and won an Oscar for her role in 1990's Ghost.

Now, perennial View talk show host Whoopi Goldberg is returning to her 'first love' of acting in a highly anticipated new television miniseries, and she unveiled a wild new hairstyle for the role on her morning program.

On Wednesday's show, the 63-year-old entertainer sat with her co-hosts at the top of the episode in her brand new large white dreadlocks, and Joy Behar got right to it: 'We gotta talk about your hair, I can't take it anymore.'

Lady in white: The View talk show host Whoopi Goldberg is returning to her 'first love' of acting in a new TV miniseries, and she unveiled a wild new hairstyle for the role on the program

Lady in white: The View talk show host Whoopi Goldberg is returning to her 'first love' of acting in a new TV miniseries, and she unveiled a wild new hairstyle for the role on the program

'I'm doing The Stand for CBS,' Whoopi explained. 'Kudos to [The View network] ABC, who is allowing me to go and do what my first love is.' 

'The woman I'm playing is over 100,' Goldberg continued, referring to her character Mother Abagail from the Stephen King epic The Stand.

The Stand is the story of a post-apocalyptic showdown between good and evil forces that arises after a Superflu wipes out most of the human population.

Whoopi's Mother Abagail is an old southern woman who eventually becomes the leader of the survivors who flock to the 'good' side. 

What's with the hair: On Wednesday's show, Goldberg sat with her co-hosts at the top of the episode in her brand new large white dreadlocks, and Joy Behar asked about the new 'do

What's with the hair: On Wednesday's show, Goldberg sat with her co-hosts at the top of the episode in her brand new large white dreadlocks, and Joy Behar asked about the new 'do

Alexander Skarsgård will portray her nemesis, the devilish Randall Flagg.

King's novel has previously been made into a TV miniseries, in 1994, becoming something of a cult favorite.

In that iteration, Mother Abagail was portrayed by Ruby Dee. 

The new version, which is due in 2020, will also star Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, James Marsden, Greg Kinnear and Marilyn Manson. 

Before: Whoopi was rocking her usual dark dreads, which have more or less remained the same for years
After: Her hairdo for The Stand features large rolled stark white dreadlocks that are substantially longer

What a difference the hair makes: Goldberg's hair change is due to her taking on the role of Mother Abagail, the heroic character from Stephen King's The Stand

Another View: The camera caught another angle of Whoopi's 'do later on in the show, when The View crew chatted with Chelsea Handler

Another View: The camera caught another angle of Whoopi's 'do later on in the show, when The View crew chatted with Chelsea Handler

On Wednesday's episode of The View, Whoopi went on to acknowledge the hair and makeup team behind the new series, saying that the full effect of her in the role of 'very very very veeeery old lady' Mother Abagail is incredible. 

'It's kind of amazing, what these guys have done with my face.'

'This will be my look for the next four months,' she told her co-hosts.

The Stand will be a ten-episode event airing on CBS in 2020. 

Old mama: King's novel had previously been made into a TV miniseries in 1994, with Whoopi's role of Mother Abagail portrayed by Ruby Dee

Old mama: King's novel had previously been made into a TV miniseries in 1994, with Whoopi's role of Mother Abagail portrayed by Ruby Dee

Wrinkly: Whoopi referred to Mother Abagail as a 'very very very veeeery old lady'

Wrinkly: Whoopi referred to Mother Abagail as a 'very very very veeeery old lady'

Whoopi Goldberg unveils white dreadlocks on The View for her role in upcoming series The Stand

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