Actor John Goodman, former co-star to Roseanne Barr, has previously spoken up about Barr’s racially targeted tweets which resulted in her dismissal from her sitcom “Roseanne” — now, he opened up saying it wasn’t easy in the aftermath.
Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel, Goodman spoke about his hard time after Barr was booted from the original show, and how much she gave up to allow the show to keep on rolling with the new spinoff, “The Conners.”
Goodman joked that at the end of the last season of “Roseanne,” his wife “goes out to the liquor store to fill her vape pen and she hasn’t been back yet.”
He explained that he didn’t know if the show would continue after it was canceled by ABC, however, he had hoped it would.
“I mean, she is missed definitely,” Goodman said. “After that many years, it’s like a family. And last year was so miraculous and so unreal that when it went away, it was almost like a dream.”
“And I thought, ‘okay, I’ll be a big boy and handle this,'” Goodman said, explaining the hardship following the show’s cancellation.
“And I just crashed for a couple of weeks. All kinds of weird stuff happened. My wife got sick right after that. Then I fell down the stairs.”
Talking about financial control, Goodman said Barr “gave up a lot so that people could work.”
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“It was very weird doing the first show without her because she’s my buddy,” Goodman said. “I mean, we’d just sit there and she’d make me laugh and I’d make her laugh.”
The new spinoff, “The Conners,” will air October 16 and will be the same family “minus mom.”