Not long ago Roseanne the fans were celebrating the restart of their favorite 80's family comedy directed by the matriarch Roseanne Barr herself. After a break of 20 years, they were eager to welcome the Conner family into their living rooms. Spectators could not wait to see them joke during dinner at the same kitchen table and chairs that do not match, or learn another lesson of life before the patchwork quilt covered a very used sofa. However, after Barr made a series of racist comments online, the expected family reunion was interrupted, and Roseanne It was canceled forever. A product of controversy, The conners the premieres on October 16, and although the reality is still being established, the rest Conners the cast members are optimistic about the stories that remain to be told.
So, how did all this happen? In May, two months after the premiere of the reboot, Barr published a racist tweet in which he attacked former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. People. Many people, including ABC and their co-stars, acted quickly to denounce their behavior. Others were speechless and wondered how the program and the network would recover.
Now that the production of The conners is in full development, the remaining cast has been able to gather their thoughts to share with the world. More than anything, they cling to the hope that you still sit in front of your television and join them on Tuesday nights. This is what they have said about it.
At first, Barr's screen husband, John Goodman, chose to remain silent after Roseanne officially ended, saying that "I would prefer to say nothing more than cause more problems", according to Entertainment tonight. Since then, and since the birth of The conners, has decided to continue advancing. "We support each other when we do this show," Goodman said. People. "And supporting each other – That is a very strong feeling among us. It's different, but we can create something new from it. Let's finish the story on our own terms. Come with us and see how we do it. "
Gilbert was one of the first cast members to appear in response to Barr's comments on social media, and she did not want to hide the fact that she was deeply disappointed. "Roseanne's recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and much more, are abominable and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone else related to our program, "she wrote." I am disappointed by his actions to say the least. "
She continued with a comment about his adoration for the show that everyone has been a big part of. "This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, since we have created a program in which we believe, we are proud and that the public loves, one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of a cast member." she said.
Metcalf was one of the quietest before joining Goodman and Gilbert in the People Interview that brought them together on the subject. She said she is still mourning the loss of a family member, in real life and on television. "There was a lot of risk involved," he said in the interview. "But we all decided as a group to take the risk, knowing that we could be judged by deciding to return."
Fishman, who plays D.J. Conner wrote that he was "devastated, not by the end of the Roseanne But for all those who poured their hearts and souls into our work, and the audience that welcomed us into their homes. " He also noted that the "cast, crew, writers and production staff strived to be inclusive, with numerous stories designed to reflect inclusion." The words of one person do not exemplify the thinking of everyone involved.
On his private Twitter page, Goranson said he was devastated by the cancellation of the program, "but more devastating are the effects of hate speech and racism on individuals and society."
She is only in fourth grade, a new member of the Roseanne Cast in his last season. He never directly addressed Barr's controversy, but shared his optimism about the difficulties in his Instagram. "This recent experience has taught me at a young age that life is not always how we planned it, "he wrote. However, although we still have breath in our lungs, we have to count our blessings and keep moving forward. "
Sometimes, a picture is worth more than 1,000 words. Then, instead of saying anything, Galecki posted a photo on Instagram that celebrated diversity versus hatred. People confirmed that it would appear in The conners in September.
Kenney joined the cast of Roseanne as a new addition to the reboot, and was crushed to see it end the way it did. But she is excited to be part of the family's newest company. "When I called my manager to stop working Roseanne, They told me it was canceled, " she tweeted. "I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes, Channing Dungey and anyone on ABC who defends the moral and abuse of power. The thugs will NEVER win. " he also wrote that she was "hurt, ashamed and disappointed" by Barr's initial comments.
Although last year has been a roller coaster of emotions and decisions for a large part of the cast of The connersIt is to be hoped that this reincarnation of his family's history will give them and their followers the lessons and laughs they never get tired of.