Regular working class Americans are coming back to primetime TV and there’s nothing liberals can do about it.
Not only is the iconic Roseanne Show set to make a YUGE comeback, the main character “Roseanne” is planning to make waves by being an unapologetic Trump supporter.
“It was working-class people who elected Trump, so I felt like that was very real and something that needed to be discussed and especially about polarization in the family and people actually hating other people for the way they voted, which I feel is not American,” comedian Roseanne Barr told the Hollywood Reporter.
Roseanne was part of a press tour panel that was previewing the show set to air this spring on ABC. It didn’t take long for the panel discussion to divert to Roseanne’s personal politics, and how it will be impacting the program.
“In The Roseanne Show, I’ve always tried to have it be a true reflection of the society we live in. I feel like half the people voted for Trump and half didn’t, so it’s just realistic.”
The show’s character doesn’t seem to stray too far from the actress who portrays her. The real Roseanne is often a vocal supporter of President Trump on social media, and uses her wit and sharp tongue in debate with those who disagree.
The outspoken actress recently went on a wild pro-Trump Twitter run, but the tweets were promptly deleted. Roseanne didn’t address that incident but told the panel that her family has done a social media intervention of sorts, and she will temporarily be refraining from using Twitter for the sake of the show.
Executive producer Bruce Helford explained that the show is going to reflect a very real cross-section of America that still exists, much the same way it did when the show first aired in the 1990’s.
“What we wanted to do was find a way for this family, which represents a cross-section of values and beliefs, and get a debate going in an honest and real way — whether that’s pro- or anti-Trump or Jill Stein, it was really about getting dialogue going in an honest way,” Helford said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“There’s no agenda on anybody’s part.”
As far as the real Roseanne’s personal beliefs, she didn’t back down from her Trump support when pushed to answer if she’d consider voting for Oprah Winfrey in 2020.
“I do love Oprah. Of course, I love Oprah like everybody else. But you know what? I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and, you know, try something different,” Roseanne said.
When asked about her thoughts on liberal actress/activist Susan Sarandon, Roseanne shot back with some humor and left the panel guessing.
“Actually, I think I’d be a better president than Oprah and Susan Sarandon, probably even President Trump. And I did run in 2012,” she said.
The full cast is expected to return to the reboot, including John Goodman’s character, husband “Dan Conner,” and Laurie Metcalf who played Roseanne’s sister “Jackie.”
“Jackie” will play a Hillary voter who argues with Roseanne over politics. All while still remaining loving sisters.
“This is a time when our country is divided,” said Sarah Gilbert who plays daughter “Darlene.”
“We talk about this [politics] in the context of a family. People feel like they can’t disagree and still love and talk to each other. It’s a great opportunity to have a family divided by politics but is still filled with love. What a great thing to bring into this country right now.”
Have your popcorn ready for Tuesday, March 27, when the show will debut at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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