‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Star John Goodman: ‘There’s A Hollow Center’ Without Roseanne Barr
“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)
“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.
In an interview soon after, Barr confirmed that her character was killed off on the show “of an opioid overdose.”
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.”