Lauryn Hill Co-Stars in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
In 1993, she co-starred in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit as Rita Louise Watson, in which she performed the songs "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" (a duet with Tanya Blount) and "Joyful, Joyful". It was in this role that she first came to national prominence, with Roger Ebert calling her "the girl with the big joyful voice".
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit is a 1993 comedy film starring Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by Bill Duke, and released by Touchstone Pictures, it is the sequel to the successful 1992 film Sister Act. Most of the original cast reprise their roles in the sequel, including Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, and Mary Wickes.
Although not as successful as Sister Act, it still grossed $60 million in the United States and nearly $100 million worldwide. The movie also attracted a much younger audience towards Gospel music, as well as helping to boost Lauryn Hill's music career.