Roseanne Barr on supporting Donald Trump, and reviving 'Roseanne'

by Wade Massey January 10, 2018, 0:34
Roseanne Barr on supporting Donald Trump, and reviving 'Roseanne'

Roseanne Barr has revealed that her character on the show is going to be a supporter of Trump, as will her husband Dan, played by John Goodman.

Barr added that she wanted to focus on "polarization in the family" in particular, and "people actually hating other people for the way they voted", which she said she feels "is not American". And Barr spent nearly as much time during the revival's Television Critics Association winter press tour press conference dodging questions about her Trump support as she did attempting to explain why her TV husband, Dan (John Goodman), was still alive in the revival when the final season of the original show memorably killed him off (albeit offscreen).

"I've always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and working-class people", Bar said Monday at the T.C.A. panel. "But I didn't want it to overshadow the show, so I'm taking a little bit of a break".

"That's your opinion", Roseanne Barr said to a reporter who had suggested Donald Trump was a xenophobe.

"He says a lot of insane s-t", she said at the TCA panel. At one point, she was asked if her character, Roseanne Conner, agreed with President Trump's view on xenophobia. "So to me it was a great opportunity to have a family divided by politics but still full of a lot of love", Gilbert said.

Helford also cited perhaps wanting to start to heal things in this country, and star and executive producer Sara Gilbert echoed his sentiments. "I would really like to see an end to "hatriotism" in this country", she said. I do support jobs for people.

"No one is brainwashed into being in agreement 100% with [anyone]", Barr said.

"I'm kinda known for creating some great drama", Barr said, with Goodman replying, "Yeah, not the kind you get awards for".

The 65-year-old actress, who placed sixth in the 2012 presidential race as the nominee for the Peace and Freedom Party, teased the possibility of another try, especially in light of calls for Oprah Winfrey to run after her empowering Golden Globes speech Sunday night.

"I love Oprah, like everybody else", she said.

Even so, she joked that she would be a better president than Oprah and Susan Sarandon, and "and possibly even Trump".

"A big part of why I couldn't vote for Hillary Clinton is because of Haiti", Barr said.

When "Roseanne" returns to ABC in March, it returns with the revelation that the titular character voted for Donald Trump.

That's when one of her writers tried to speak, but Barr interjected, "Speaking of racism..." I think it's a time to close ranks.


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