In a recent interview on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast, Roseanne Barr said that since being fired from ABC after sending a racially charged tweet, she has been offered to join other TV projects and is heavily considering going for it.
“Inside every bad thing is a good thing waiting to happen, and I feel very excited because I’ve already been offered so many things, and I almost already accepted one really good offer to go back on TV, and I might do it,” she told Boteach, according to ET Online. “But we’ll see.”
Barr also revealed she did not ask ABC to pay her for the rights to “Roseanne,” allowing the network to continue production on the show’s spinoff, “The Conners”:
“I thought signing off of my own life’s work and asking for nothing in return, I thought that was a penance. Sometimes you ask people what do you think should be done to you knowing what you’ve done wrong, and it seems that people always know what should be done to them. I just knew that was the right thing, and I want to do the right thing because I’ve lived my life, most part of it, to do the right thing for all people, not just Jews.”
USA Today reported “The Conners” will feature the same cast members, minus Barr, and will premiere this fall.
Barr also addressed the tweet that got her fired.
“It’s really hard to say this, but I didn’t mean what they think I meant,” she said. “I don’t want to run off and blather on with excuses, but I apologize to anyone who thought, or felt offended and who thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean. It was my own ignorance, and there’s no excuse for that ignorance.”