Roseanne Barr on the Politics on Her 'Roseanne Revival': 'It's Just Realistic'

Roseanne Barr on the Politics on Her 'Roseanne Revival': 'It's Just Realistic'

Roseanne Barr on the Politics on Her 'Roseanne Revival': 'It's Just Realistic'

A new season of Roseanne is set to debut March 27, 20 years after going off the air.

"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 day packed with panels for new ABC shows at the Television Critics Association winter 2018 press tour ended with back-to-back discussions for two of the network's most anticipated shows, "Roseanne" and "American Idol".

"I've always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and of working class people".

"Half of the people voted for Trump and half of them didn't", she replied. But she voted for Trump because "it was time for us as a country to shake things up and try something different". "Nobody is brainwashed into agreeing 100% of what anyone says".

"There is no agenda on anybody's part but to get honest feelings out there within a family that's relateable", executive producer Bruce Helford said. The show feels reinvigorated by the political climate in a way that, say, the Will & Grace reboot just doesn't. "I think it's fun to check back in with a family you knew ... and knew so much about".

"This is a time when our country is divided", Sara Gilbert, one of the returning cast members from the original series, said on Monday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"I've always tried to have it be a true reflection of the society we live in".

As for other possible future candidates, Barr was asked if she would support Oprah Winfrey for president following her emotionally powerful Golden Globes speech.

"I do love Oprah".

Comedy veteran Barr, who made her own White House bid in 2012 as the Peace and Freedom Party's nominee, also said Monday that she would likely be a superior commander in chief than the current president.

"I love Oprah, like everybody else", she said. "Because if you don't endorse Hillary, then you're anti-American, a racist, a sexist, or whatever names her robots throw around".

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"So I wanted to bring it right down the middle, and we did", she said.

"Actually, I think I'd be a better president than Oprah and Susan Sarandon, probably even President Trump".

Barr completed her answer by saying that a big reason she couldn't vote for Hillary Clinton had to do with Haiti, a reference to untrue claims that the Clintons raised millions of dollars for a hospital in Haiti that was never built.

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