Possible spoiler alert….?
Actor John Goodman has spoken about the fall-out from Roseanne Barr’s infamous tweet and how it impacted him personally.
Speaking with the UK’s Times he also dropped a major hint about how writers may address the absence of Barr in the upcoming spin-off The Conners.
Goodman admitted that Barr’s offensive tweet left him “brokenhearted.” He explained, “But I thought, ‘OK, it’s just show business, I’m going to let it go.’ But I went through a period, about a month, where I was very depressed.”
Conceding he is “a depressive anyway” he added, “any excuse that I can get to lower myself, I will. But that had a great deal to do with it, more than I wanted to admit.”
But he also insisted that Barr isn’t racist.
“I know for a fact that she’s not a racist,” he said. “I’ll put it this way, I was surprised at the response. And that’s probably all I should say about it.”
Goodman hinted that Barr’s character could be killed off in The Conners, set to debut in the US in October.
“It’s an unknown,” he continued. Of his own character, he added, “I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter