After Roseanne Barr was booted from her sitcom, “Roseanne,” actor, John Goodman, stepped up in her defense amid her racially targeted tweets — now, the co-star is dropping hints on what will happen to Barr in the new spinoff.
Speaking on the quickly canceled show following the tweets, Goodman told The U.K. Times he was “broken-hearted.”
“But I thought, ‘OK, it’s just show business, I’m going to let it go,’” he added.
“But I went through a period, about a month, where I was very depressed,” Goodman said. “I’m a depressive anyway, so any excuse that I can get to lower myself, I will. But that had a great deal to do with it, more than I wanted to admit.”
As the network plans to kick off a “Roseanne” spinoff, minus Barr, entitled, “The Conners,” Goodman hints that her character will be killed off.
“I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead,” Goodman said.
When asked about the network’s reaction to the situation, he said, “I was surprised.”
As previously reported by IJR, the network quickly canceled the show, “Roseanne,” when the ABC star tweeted at former Obama White House adviser, Valerie Jarrett.
Roseanne Barr comparing Valerie Jarrett, the black senior adviser to President Obama, to an ape. pic.twitter.com/hXHltBnI1r
— David Mack (@davidmackau) May 29, 2018
“I was surprised at the response. And that’s probably all I should say about it,” Goodman added. “I know for a fact that she’s not racist.”
“[The Conners] love each other very much and that’s what gets them through, the humour and the love,” Goodman said.
Goodman reached out to Barr and thanked her for allowing the show to go on without her.
“I sent her an email and thanked her for that,” Goodman said. “I did not hear anything back, but she was going through hell at the time. And she’s still going through hell.”