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It’s no secret that actress Keke Palmer knows how to use every opportunity to get an opportunity!
The 28-year-old recently made an appearance on the daytime television show The View yesterday, Nov. 10th, to promote her latest book Southern Belle Insults. At the midpoint of her interview, Palmer took time to ask The View host, Whoopi Goldberg about an acting opportunity.
“Now Whoopi, I gotta shoot my shot, like I did with Issa a little bit ago,” Palmer said. “I heard that Tyler Perry is doing Sister Act 3 and I just want you to know I’m available for the job. Any job. I mean, you ain’t got to say nothing now, you know, I’ll send you an email or something. Just let me know if you need me.”
But the host informed Palmer that an email isn’t needed, because she was ready to give an answer to the actress.
“I already brought it up,” the host replied with a smile.
Last September, the Illinois native used a similar tactic with Insecure’s writer, Issa Rae. While like most fans were excited about the series’ final series, Palmer took to Twitter to show off her excitement for the fifth season.
However, fans believed that Palmer was hinting that she would be making a guest appearance.
“@IssaRae there’s been a mix up. I tweeted about my excitement for season 5 of Insecure and now everyone thinks I’m gonna be on it. We can’t let them down,” Palmer wrote.
Revisiting the social media mix-up, the former child actress shared with fans that the tweet worked in her favor. She was cast as the character Kira, sister of Condola in the finale season’s episode entitled “Pressure, Okay?!”
“That’s how crazy life is. You never know what you gonna get. I mean, I had no idea that it was really gonna happen,” Palmer told ET of being asked to appear on Insecure, before quipping, “I didn’t do the casting… Honey, Issa cast this.”
Despite playing a character that she wasn’t expecting to play, Palmer states that it was an “opportunity of a lifetime.”
“I love Issa. I love the opportunity of working for her. I’m a big fan of the show,” she added, before noting how “it’s also a very full circle because first season she was working with the non-profit [We Got Y’all] and she was like, ‘Oh yeah, the kids would love it if Keke Palmer came.’ And then now in the fifth season, I’m getting the opportunity to work on the show. So, it’s fun.”
The third installment of the Sister Act movie series is slated to stream on Disney +.
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