Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Roseanne Says Her Character Will Be a Trump Supporter in Sitcom Revival

Roseanne Says Her Character Will Be a Trump Supporter in Sitcom Revival

Luckily, the show's writers found a way to resurrect Dan ... they're just going to pretend it never happened.

The real Roseanne Barr ... she's taken a turn.

I'm a little young to be nostalgic for "Roseanne" since it went off the air when I was three years old, but Amy Zimmerman of The Daily Beast praised it as having "changed television for the better, featuring a realistic American family, relatable financial troubles, believable gay characters and overweight protagonists who weren't written as punchlines".

Variety posted this clip on their site showing that Roseanne is the type of woman who may be poor and "under-educated" but that doesn't make her unsavvy or easily swayed.

As for Andy, he isn't seen in the first season of the revival, but that doesn't mean they'll ignore him altogether.

Asked about her own support for Trump, Barr said: "I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and, you know, try something different".

Executive Producer Bruce Helford confirmed that the show would not turn a blind eye to relevant topics in the public consciousness. However, I don't understand how she can be a member of the Green Party and suddenly vote for Trump.

In fact-and this may come as a shock to most Hollywood liberals-there are plenty of parts of America where voting for Hillary was just as unheard-of as voting for Trump.

"It's just realistic", explained Barr, who herself supported Trump's presidential run.

The Conner family, now 20 years older than when we saw them last, are dealing with things that many American families will find familiar: opioid addiction, aging and healthcare - but they're all treated with the trademark straight-talking humor the show was loved for. President Trump beat Hillary 56-39 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, where the Conner family house from "Roseanne" is actually located, and won my semi-rural Western Pennsylvania county 57-38.

"I did not want it to overshadow the show", Barr said of her real-life politics, which recently often presented as Tweets supporting Trump. "A lot of the reason that I did that was to add another layer of freshness for people who are going to watch the series over and over".

I also doubt this show will live up to the claim of unity cast members are saying it can be. She stated that "Roseanne" could be a healthy platform in which to create some social commentary in the "context of family".

Sara Gilbert (Darlene Conner) added, "It was a great opportunity to have a family that can be divided by politics, but still is filled with love. What a great thing to bring into this country right now".

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