ABC comedy Roseanne didn't run from hard cultural issues during its initial hit run, and it's not doing so in its return on March 27. "Of course, I love Oprah like everybody else".
Although Roseanne Barr and her on-screen husband, John Goodman, play supporters of President Donald Trump, not everyone shares the same political views. No matter how you feel about that reality, one thing is for certain - the new Roseanne will make people talk.
Michael Fishman, who plays Roseanne's son DJ, said the show lets the characters debate important issues in a way that does not always happen in today's real-life society. "So I feel like half the people voted for Trump and half didn't, so it's just realistic".
Not only is the iconic Roseanne Show set to make a YUGE comeback, the main character "Roseanne" is planning to make waves by being an unapologetic Trump supporter.
"Well, that's your opinion", Barr replied to the reporter, adding that Trump says "a lot of insane (expletive)". "And in fact, it was working-class people who elected Trump, so I felt that yeah, that was very real, and something that needed to be discussed and especially about polarization in the family, and people actually hating other people for the way they voted, which I feel is not American". At one point. Barr was asked why her character, who was known for her acceptance and humanity, would support a candidate who was racist.
Comedy veteran Barr, who made her own White House bid in 2012 as the Peace and Freedom Party's nominee, also said Monday that she would likely be a superior commander in chief than the current president.
In response to another question on whether she'd support Susan Sarandon for president, Barr dismissed both Sarandon and Winfrey while making a pretty bold statement about herself. I'm not a Trump apologist. "I was anxious that people wouldn't want to touch [Roseanne], that everybody was proud of it and wanted to leave it alone and not risk anything", Gilbert said. "There are a lot of things he's done and said that I don't agree with in the same way there are probably a lot of things Hillary Clinton has done and said you don't agree with". "Nobody is brainwashed into agreeing with 100 percent of what anybody says". "I think that's a great way to fight racism is that everybody has a job".
President Trump has even thanked Barr for her comments of support.
"Speaking of racism, I'm just going to say it."