The Ghost actress shared the surprising news during Thursday's (02Mar17) episode of her U.S. talk show The View, on which her Star Trek: The Next Generation co-star was a guest.

"I just wanted to talk to you about a part I actually auditioned for in an upcoming film called The Emoji Movie," she told Patrick. "It's a very dignified role, it's one I deeply wanted to play, and I just heard that you're doing it..."

After revealing the role was to voice the Poop Emoji, New York native Whoopi insisted she had no hard feelings towards her old friend, because she knows how funny it will sound with a posh British accent.

"It's alright, I understand why they went with Patrick, I do...," she claimed. "I understand because you want poop to sound like Patrick Stewart! You know poop sounds like me normally, but you want it to sound like Patrick!"

Stewart admitted his accent has since been written into the animated film, sharing, "He (Poop character) will be British..."

The actor's casting was announced in January (17), and Patrick is enjoying all the jokes he can make about the dirty role.

During an appearance on America's The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday (01Mar17), Patrick was asked what Queen Elizabeth II would think of his new gig, after previously knighting him for his services to theatre.

"I think she will approve because she will know that, for me, poop has been a lifelong work in progress," he quipped, explaining he will be method acting in the film because the role is a "totally internal" process.

"Until it's external," he continued. "When I was an infant, it was more spontaneous. In my teens, it took a kind of comedic spurt; it was low-farce, rather than high comedy. But as I matured, so did my output."

The Emoji Movie, about the symbols that clog up our social media ramblings, will also feature the voices of Jennifer Coolidge, Maya Rudolph, T.J. Miller, James Corden, Steven Wright, and Ilana Glazer. It opens in movie theatres in August (17).