Sheryl Lee Ralph Reflects on Viral ‘Sister Act 2’ Meme During Reunion

The View recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of Sister Act 2 with a star-studded reunion featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Wendy Makkena, music supervisor Marc Shaiman, and music producer Mervyn Warren.

During the reunion, Sheryl Lee Ralph, known for her role as Lauryn Hill’s mother in the film, reacted to a viral meme featuring a memorable quote from the movie. The clip shows Ralph sternly telling Hill that “singing does not put food on the table” and “does not pay the bills,” which has become a popular internet sensation.

Ralph shared that the inspiration for the scene came from challenging her own Jamaican mother’s skepticism about her acting career. She also reminisced about reuniting with Lauryn Hill at the Kaya Fest in 2018 and praised her growth as a woman.

The cast members also shared funny anecdotes from the set, including Wendy Makkena recalling a humorous incident in San Francisco involving a porn shop and Whoopi Goldberg improvising a hilarious name for their nun group.

The reunion culminated in a heartwarming performance of “Oh Happy Day” with Goldberg reprising her role as Sister Mary Clarence, bringing back nostalgic memories for fans of the beloved musical film.