- Associated Press - Sunday, May 1, 2011

VIENNA (AP) - Whoopi Goldberg is in Austria to promote “Sister Act,” with her trademark slapstick humor.

She slipped off her high-heeled sandals at Vienna’s Ronacher Theater on Friday when she realized she would have to stand during a media preview of the musical, which opens there in September.

“I thought I was going to look good coming in and sitting down,” Goldberg told a laughing audience.

She stood in her white socks until Vienna’s cultural affairs official, Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, came on to give her a gift. “Hold on, hold on. I’m going to put them back on ‘cause you’re too tall for me,” Goldberg said.

“They look great … just like you,” Mailath-Pokorny quipped.

Goldberg starred in the 1992 movie version of “Sister Act.”