Whoopi's funky footwear gets laughs in Austria
VIENNA (AP) -- Whoopi Goldberg in Austria to promote "Sister Act," with her trademark slapstick humor.
She slipped off her high-heeled sandals at Vienna's Ronacher Theater on Friday when she realized she would have to stand during a media preview of the musical, which opens there in September.
"I thought I was going to look good coming in and sitting down," Goldberg told a laughing audience.
She stood in her white socks until Vienna's cultural affairs official, Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, came on to give her a gift. "Hold on, hold on. I'm going to put them back on 'cause you're too tall for me," Goldberg said.
"They look great ... just like you," Mailath-Pokorny quipped.
Goldberg starred in the 1992 movie version of "Sister Act."