That's not Whoopi! Goldberg's male body double revealed in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as she films scenes with Will Arnett
By GEORGE STARK
PUBLISHED: 21:15, 19 July 2013 | UPDATED: 21:15, 19 July 2013
An actor's saftey is of the utmost importance when shooting an action film, so it's no wonder that Whoopi Goldberg was afforded a body double to perform stunts on her latest flick Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Hopefully there will be some special effects on hand however, as it didn't take much to figure out that the double was in fact a man.
The 57-year-old actress who wore a huge hair piece as she filmed scenes in New York on Friday, is playing the role of Bernadette Thompson.
Seeing double? Whoopi Goldberg is joined by an unconvincing stunt double (right) on set in New York City
But as her male counterpart broadly walked along in similar clothing and slightly smaller hair, there was no mistaking that the pair looked nothing alike.
No doubt the pair enjoyed a great laugh together as they watched one another complete their scenes.
The pair were both wearing the same outfits, a largish dark blue shirt and black trousers.
Back in the game: Whoopi seen here in a hilarious hair piece, back on the big screen as Burne Thompson in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Who me? Whoopi's male stunt double failed to bore a resemblance to the 57-year-old actress
Interestingly, the part that Whoopi is rumoured to playing was originally a man in the much-loved cartoon series.
Burne Thompson was a white, blonde-haired man in the series, although it is unclear is using the character's name as a fun nod to the show to keep fans happy.
If it's any comfort to Whoopi, she's not the first female star to be caught out working alongside a male body double.
Hot in the city: Whoopi was joined by Will Arnett who clearly felt the heat in New York on Friday
In March last year 42-year-old Jennier Lopez was seen with a male stunt double when filming her music video for Follow The Leader in Mexico.
Also on set alongside Whoopi was actor Will Arnett, 43, who is playing Vernon Fenwick in the movie.
Quite clearly ucnomfortable with the heat, at one point Will seemed to put his t-shirt over a fan to dry off.
Too hot! Will Arnett used a fan wil filming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in New York City on Friday
Action hero? Will Arnett stars alongside Whoopi in the action adventure movie based on the much-loved '80s television show
The actor was seen sweating through his scenes as he carried a bottle of water to try and cool him down.
It will be a welcome return to the big screen for Whoopi who has spent a lot of her career recently as a talk show host on The View.
She has recently enjoyed cameo roles in television shows including Glee and 666 Park Avenue.
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