After The Conners killed off Roseanne Barr’s eponymous character in 2018, the comic is just not concerned with watching the sitcom.
“I simply can’t bear it, so I don’t,” Barr, 70, advised The Los Angeles Occasions in an interview printed on Thursday, February 9. “Once they killed my character off, that was a message to me, realizing that I’m mentally sick or have psychological well being points, that they did need me to commit suicide.”
She continued: “They killed my character … And all of that was to say thanks for bringing 28 million viewers, which they by no means had earlier than and can by no means see once more. As a result of they’ll kiss my a—.”
Barr — who starred because the titular character on Roseanne, which aired between 1988 and 1997 — revived the favored sitcom in 2018, reuniting along with her former costars together with John Goodman and Sara Gilbert. Roseanne was canceled that Could after Barr’s allegedly racist Twitter comment acquired widespread backlash. The Utah native, who deleted her preliminary remark, has since apologized for making a “dangerous joke” about White Home aide Valerie Jarrett’s look and politics.
One month later, ABC introduced that the reboot would proceed — beneath a brand new identify — with out Barr. The Conners, which premiered that October, returned with the Conner household mourning the dying of matriarch Roseanne after a deadly overdose.
“Whereas we want the perfect for the forged and manufacturing crew of The Conners, all of whom are deeply devoted to their craft and have been Roseanne’s cherished colleagues, we remorse that ABC selected to cancel Roseanne by killing off the Roseanne Conner’s character,” Barr and her rabbi, Shmuley Boteach, advised Us Weekly in an announcement after the premiere. “That it was performed via an opioid overdose lent an pointless grim and morbid dimension to an in any other case joyful household present.”
The Conners, which has since aired 5 seasons on ABC, has continued to point out how the brood has moved on following the shocking TV dying.
“I used to be actually excited, and I didn’t know what to anticipate within the sense of everybody coming again collectively,” Emma Kenney, who performs Darlene’s daughter, completely gushed to Us of returning to The Conners post-cancellation. “I’m actually grateful that it got here collectively the best way it did, and I’m actually excited for the tales that we’re telling this season. … It was a cheerful second seeing everybody once more, and I’m actually joyful that we’re all again collectively, and I do know everybody has one another’s backs.”
She added on the time: “Everybody could be very skilled. Everybody could be very variety, and it’s simply an excellent group of individuals working collectively. All of us have very related sort of motives and agendas. And, we all know the tales that we need to inform this season, and this is similar household – the Conner household – and I’m actually trying ahead to telling extra of their tales and their lives.”
Barr, for her half, has moved on from Roseanne and The Conners — however doesn’t remorse her earlier involvement.
“It had been very gratifying. I had at all times wished a tenth season of the present to tie up the whole lot, to inform the complete story of this household as I wished to inform it,” the She-Satan actress advised the Los Angeles Occasions. “I got here again after 20 years and was No. 1 once more. That’s unprecedented. So I began desirous about all of the positives of it, my work and the contribution I made to popular culture and tv, its portrayal of a lady and her working-class household. They’ll’t take that away from me. They’ll in all probability strive.”
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