After a long silence, John Goodman reveals his real feelings about Roseanne departure
John Goodman, who played Dan Conner on "Roseanne," said he "crashed" for a little while after Roseanne Barr's firing from the adored sitcom.
The 66-year-old Emmy winner sat down with Jimmy Kimmel recently to explain that his life unraveled after ABC canceled the show's revival in May following a racist tweet by Barr, 65.
"I mean, she is missed, definitely, but 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,” he said on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" "I thought, 'OK, I’ll be a big boy and handle this.' And I just crashed for a couple weeks."
Revealing about the tough time, he said, "All kinds of weird stuff happened. My wife got sick after that and then I fell down the stairs."
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Except for Barr, Goodman and the rest of the "Roseanne" cast will continue telling the Conner family story in the spinoff "The Conners."
However, the actor noted that playing Dan without Barr around hasn't been the same.
"It was very weird doing the first show without her because she's my buddy," said Goodman. "I mean we just sit there and she'd make me laugh and I'd make her laugh, which was always fun because there's a danger of her peeing herself."
According to him, after the show's cancellation, Barr gave up her financial stake so that he and the other casts could keep working on "The Conners."
"She gave up a lot for us to be able to do this show," he explained, "and I can’t thank her enough."
Two decades after "Roseanne" ended its original run, ABC brought it back in the 2017-2018 TV season.
The revival was a rating success, and the network promptly requested a second season. But Barr's racist tweet calling Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett the offspring of the "Muslim Brotherhood & 'Planet of the Apes'" was the last strike for the actress and ABC pulled the plug, calling the tweet offensive.
The tweet was erased from her Twitter page soon after it was published, but the damage had been done. Barr then tried to clarify that she was under the influence of Ambien at the time. Unfortunately, her excuse didn't take off.
On July, she revealed that she would be returning to television for an interview, but immediately changed her mind and chose to interview herself and post it on her Youtube channel.