‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Star John Goodman: ‘There’s A Hollow Center’ Without Roseanne Barr

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

“Roseanne” spinoff star John Goodman said that “there’s a hollow center” on the show without Roseanne Barr after she was fired over a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett.

“It felt great to be back, but there’s a hollow center. I miss Rosie [Barr] real bad,” the 66-year-old actor shared with USA Today Tuesday ahead of the kickoff for “The Conners” after ABC canceled the popular series “Roseanne” and fired the 65-year-old comedian.  (RELATED: Roseanne Barr ‘Disgusted’ By Stars Throwing Support To James Gunn After ‘Blacklisting’ Her)

Actors Michael Fishman, Sarah Chalke, Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, SiriusXM host Sandra Bernhard and Lecy Goranson pose for photos during SiriusXM's Town Hall with the cast of Roseanne on March 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Actors Michael Fishman, Sarah Chalke, Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, SiriusXM host Sandra Bernhard and Lecy Goranson pose for photos during SiriusXM’s Town Hall with the cast of Roseanne on March 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

“The Conners” will air Tuesday night without Barr — whose character is reportedly being killed off — after she tweeted something racist about the former Barack Obama aide.

Goodman revealed in an interview in August that his character Dan Conner, would be “mopey and sad because his wife’s dead” when talking about the upcoming spinoff.

In an interview soon after, Barr confirmed that her character was killed off on the show “of an opioid overdose.”

“Oh ya, they killed her. They have her die of an opioid overdose,” the actress shared on “Walk Away,” according to Fox News.

As previously reported, a synopsis of the new series read, “After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family — Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. — grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns — with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.”

 

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