'Roseanne' Reboot Shows A Family 'That Is Divided By Politics'

10 January, 2018, 02:09 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Roseanne Barr Says Trump-Supporting Characters in Reboot Portray a 'Realistic' Working Class Family

"Of course I love Oprah like everybody else", Barr said when asked about the daytime TV mogul's now-famous speech.

Co-star Sara Gilbert, an executive producer and also the driving force behind the revival, called the debate on the show "a great opportunity to have a family that can be divided by politics and still be united by love;" and Michael Fishman, who was a child actor while playing DJ on the original series and is now a father himself, defended growing up on the set, saying it taught him to be "open-minded".

"I think it's time to close ranks, and I would really like to see an end to hate-triotism in this country".

We got a preview of that during the press tour panel for the show, which began when a journalist asked about the parallel between the new "Roseanne", in which Roseanne Conner supports Donald Trump, and Barr herself, who has been vocal on Twitter about backing Trump and blasting Hillary Clinton, among others. "I feel like half the people voted for Trump, and half didn't, so it's just realistic", she said. The question Helford answered, which focused on why it was important to portray the fictional Roseanne as a Trump supporter, was originally directed at Barr.

Dan Conner's resuscitation will be jarring for longtime Roseanne fans when the ABC sitcom returns this spring-but not, perhaps, as surprising as the Conner family's politics.




"He says a lot of insane shit", she continued. She then added, "I'm not a Trump apologist, and there are a lot of things he's said and done that I don't agree with, like there's probably a lot of things that Hillary Clinton done and said that you don't agree with".

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.

Roseanne Barr apparently thinks that she would make a better president than Oprah Winfrey - or Susan Sarandon for that matter. I do support jobs for people. "Nobody is brainwashed into agreeing with 100 percent of what anybody says". "I think that a great way to fight racism is that everybody has a job".

Though she initially tried to avoid talking about politics during the panel, an odd move considering the subject matter of the reboot, Barr eventually addressed the Trump of it all at the panel's increased prompting.

Gilbert tried to get her TV mom to walk away from the controversy bait by asking if Roseanne was "sure" she wanted to go there.

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