Harvey Keitel is still crushed he wasn’t in ‘Sister Act 2’: ‘I was waiting for that call’

Harvey Keitel looking down on a sitting Whoopi Goldberg
Harvey Keitel and Whoopi Goldberg in ‘Sister Act.’ Buena Vista Pictures
  • Keitel really wanted to be in “Sister Act 2.”
  • “My agent said, ‘Harvey, you’re not in the movie,'” he told Insider.
  • Keitel has only starred in one sequel of the movies he’s been in: “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.”
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Harvey Keitel has had an incredible career that has seen him shine in everything from “Pulp Fiction” to “The Irishman,” but the Oscar-nominated actor revealed that out of all his movies there’s only one he ever wanted to star in its sequel.

“The one sequel I wanted to do, I thought I was going to do, I was waiting for that call, was ‘Sister Act,'” Keitel told Insider.

The 1992 comedy stars Whoopi Goldberg as a nightclub singer who takes refuge in a convent when she witnesses her mob boyfriend (Keitel) kill an informant.

The movie was a hit and led to the sequel a year later, “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit,” starring Goldberg who’s now teaching a catholic school choir that included Lauryn Hill.

But it didn’t star Keitel and the actor admitted he was disappointed.

“I never got that call and I said, ‘What!?'” the 82-year-old actor said. “It was so perfect. The guy’s in prison. He gets out of prison and he chases her down. My agent said, ‘Harvey, you’re not in the movie.’ I said, ‘No!'”

Harvey Keitel with sunglasses on
Harvey Keitel. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

In fact, out of all the movies Keitel has done, he’s only shown up in a sequel to one of them: 2007’s “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” the sequel to 2004’s “National Treasure.”Keitel admitted through he’s tried to be anti-sequel in his career.

“I’m not very big on sequels,” he said. “Now, I like to make money like anyone else does, but sometimes there’s an unwillingness on my part to simply cash in.”

However, he certainly has a soft spot for “Sister Act.” When told that a third movie is in the works for Disney+, the actor got excited.

“Let’s give them that plot. Finally, her ex-boyfriend gets out of jail and chases her down,” he said.

Keitel can currently be seen in the movie “Lansky,” centered on the life of gangster Meyer Lansky. The movie is out now in theaters and On Demand.