Roseanne Barr says she’s ‘almost’ accepted offer to return to TV
It sounds like we’ll be seeing Roseanne Barr again on the small screen — it’s just a matter of when.
“You know, inside every bad thing is a good thing waiting to happen,” Barr said in the podcast, which was published over the weekend. “I feel very excited because I’ve already been offered so many things, and I’ve almost accepted one really good offer to go back on TV and I might do it. But we’ll see.”
Barr didn’t go into any further specifics about the show, or which network offered her the role. Roseanne, the TV sensation Barr created in 1988, is being rebooted as The Conners. At this juncture, it’s unknown if any character will be the focal point of the new show.
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During the one-hour-plus podcast, Barr also revealed that her decision to stay away from The Conners production is her form of “penance.”
“I didn’t want to hurt the new show,” she said. “I was very upset about hurting things that I care about and hurting people I care about. Specifically, the little girl who played my granddaughter on the Roseanne show. She’s African-American, her name is Jaden [Rey] and she loved me and I loved her. I did not want her to not have a job because she’s great.”
“I didn’t ask to be paid off,” she continued. “I asked for nothing and I just stepped away … because that is penance and I put a lot of thought into it.”
Barr admitted to Boteach that it’s going to be difficult for her to watch the new show.
“Every story came from my own life and now they’ll continue those stories and they won’t necessarily be the way I intended when I laid them out,” she said. “To change my work is pretty painful. I can’t do anything about it. I can only expand on what I meant.”
You can listen to the entire podcast (via SoundCloud), below. To hear Barr specifically talk about the TV roles she’s being offered, skip forward to 3:52.
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