Comedic actress Roseanne Barr is back and better than ever for the reboot of her sitcom show, “Roseanne,” in April.
Barr has defended President Trump in the past and she continues to, even if she doesn’t agree with every single thing he says. Her character in the show is also a Trump supporter.
Barr said making her sitcom counterpart a Trump supporter made sense for the show about a working class American family.
“It’s just realistic,” she explained.
Barr continued, “I have always… attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and working class people. And, in fact, it was working class people that elected Trump so I felt that was very real and something that needed to be discussed.”
Barr made the comments during Monday’s Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. Additionally, during a Q-and-A she also defended her choice to vote for Trump when pressed on the issue.
“I think it was time for us, as a country, to shake things up and try something different,” she continued, “He says a lot of crazy s— but I mean… I’m not a Trump apologist. There are a lot of things he has said and done that I don’t agree with.”
She added, “It’s always the lesser of two evils and we always have to face our own conscious of how we deal with that.”
Executive Producer Bruce Helford confirmed that there will be political issues in the show. He said, “We had a lot of discussions about all of our beliefs,” he said. “We had to find a way for this particular family… to get that debate going in a very honest way and a very real way. So whether you were pro-Trump or anti-Trump it was really about getting that dialogue going in an honest way.”
He concluded, “There’s no agenda.”
The new “Roseanne,” debuting March 27, reunites Barr with John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert and other original cast members.
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