Roseanne’s still got it.
At a Friday event for the upcoming “Roseanne” reboot, star Roseanne Barr didn’t hesitate to say how she’d react to an invitation from President Trump to do a screening of the show at the White House.
Asked by Hollywood Reporter whether she would accept to a meeting with the commander-in-chief, Barr gave an unabashed “Of course.”
The 65-year-old comedian, in characteristic fashion, added “Are you kidding me? I would hope that he would have good food.”
Other cast members also gave their opinions about a possible White House visit.
“I doubt that will happen,” producer and cast member Sara Gilbert said.
Whit Commings, writer and co-producer, joked that “I’d send him to voicemail or I’m sure the [invite] would be a direct message on Twitter.”
Sarah Chalke, who plays Barr’s on-screen daughter, Becky, quipped that she’s “just peek thought the windows. You can do that at the White House, right?”
The “Roseanne” revival has caught the interest of conservatives enthused by the fictional Connor family’s support for President Trump. The real-life Barr is herself a fan of the president.
Gilbert told Hollywood Reporter the show won’t focus as much on politics as some believe. “The first episode deals with a divide in the family over politics, but we don’t really deal with politics after the first episode,” she said.
Cummings noted “We keep saying that the first episode is going to piss off liberals and the other eight are going to piss off conservatives.”
Barr has said of her on-screen counterpart’s political views:
“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.”
The new season of “Roseanne” will begin March 27 at 8pm EST on ABC.