Whoopi Goldberg On 'The View' Co-Hosts: 'It's Kind Of Okay To Have Other People Around' (VIDEO)

10/12/2010 02:59 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Danny Shea Editorial Director, The Huffington Post

Is Whoopi Goldberg over "The View"?

That's one way of looking at her comments Tuesday morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Whoopi had appeared on the show to discuss hew new book, "Is It Just Me?: Or is it nuts out there?"

When the subject of the daytime talk show came up, Whoopi's tone and word choice suggest that she's not entirely in love with her job moderating the ladies at America's breakfast table.

"It's what I always hoped I'd be part of if I had to do what I'm doing," she said. "I used to have a talk show that was just me. But it's kind of okay to have other people around. I'm crabby, I get cranky, and I have to be sort of an adult because I have to moderate. I'm the wrong person to give the gig to, but I'll take it."

Whoopi added that the day-in and day-out of the job has been something new for her.

"It's kind of hard, I've never had a 9-5 job before," she said. "It's not like on a movie, where you're in a different location. This is like, 'Oh, there's my room again. Oh, and there's everybody. Okay.'"


But, despite her decidedly dejected tone, Whoopi described her job as "probably one of the best gigs in TV."

When asked whether the ladies of "The View" get along backstage, she said that she didn't think male co-hosts would be asked the same. But, she said, they all do get along well.

"I mean, we're not going to be sleeping together or anything, but we hang, kind of," she said.

A spokesperson for "The View" did not respond to a request for comment.

Watch the entire segment below: