Trivia / Sister Act

  • Actor Allusion:
    • Isis Carmen Jones plays the young Deloris in the opening scene. She had played a de-aged version of Whoopi Goldberg on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
    • One of the neighbourhood teenagers is Desreta Jackson - who played the younger version of Whoopi in The Color Purple.
  • Money, Dear Boy: Whoopi Goldberg only appeared in the sequel so that Disney would finance her dream project Sarafina.
  • Non-Singing Voice: Andrea Robinson dubbed Wendy Makkena's singing.
  • Real-Life Relative: Whoopi Goldberg's daughter Alex Martin appears as one of the children - saying the "Yo mama" joke about Skittles.
  • Recursive Adaptation: The movie received a stage musical adaptation in 2015, and Whoopi Golberg starred in a short run of it in London. This time she played the Mother Superior.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alanna Ubach and Deedee Magno-Hall all have small roles in the sequel. And of course Hill, seeing as The Fugees hadn't taken off yet.
  • Throw It In!: In the basketball scene in the sequel, Lauryn Hill started rapping spontaneously, which wasn't in the script. So they left it in.
  • Uncredited Role: Carrie Fisher was an uncredited script doctor for the screenplay.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Bette Midler was originally considered for the role of Deloris, but couldn't take it because of her busy schedule.
    • Lauren Holly auditioned for the role of Sister Mary Robert.
    • Phil Collins claims he was considered for the role of the theatre manager in his autobiography.
    • Lt. Eddie Souther was originally written for a white actor and was intended to be a potential love interest for Deloris. When Whoopi Goldberg was cast as the lead, Disney executives were worried that audiences would not accept an interracial romance (though apparently having a white boyfriend as the main antagonist was a-okay) The studio attempted to have Edward James Olmos cast as Souther as a compromise. African-American actor Bill Nunn was eventually cast, but eventually any notion that Deloris and Eddie had more-than-platonic feelings for each other was omitted from the script.
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