Barr responded to the story on Tuesday, tweeting, "I thank John Goodman for speaking truth about me, despite facing certain peril from producers and network".
In the closing minutes of the series finale, after she revealed Dan had died and wielded the power of her character's fate like a god, Roseanne wrote in her book that love is stronger than hate.
John Goodman has broken his silence on the Roseanne drama that unfolded when the hit revival was swiftly canceled by ABC following a racist tweet from the sitcom's star, Roseanne Barr, back in May. With the new name The Conners, many also questioned how they would deal with Roseanne's absence from the program. The three young actors will all appear on the upcoming spinoff as series regulars.
The rest of cast is returning for CONNERS, including Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Sarah Gilbert and Lecy Goranson. Until "Roseanne" returned earlier this year, Goodman's character, Dan, was the one who had been killed off.
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Some feel the show will be just fine without Roseanne. "I did not hear anything back, but she was going through hell at the time".
Ever since ABC canceled "Roseanne" in late May and then chose to move forward with "The Conners" the following month, there has been an awkward question: How will the new show will explain the absence of its predecessor's titular star?
The cast for ABC's The Conners, the Roseanne-less Roseanne spinoff continues to grow. "And she's still going through hell", Goodman said.
Goodman said that after the show's cancellation, he went through about a month-long period of feeling depressed.
The Connors premieres on October 16, 2018. ABC quickly denounced the remark as racist and Roseanne was immediately canceled.