In an extremely unfiltered profile by the Washington Post, Roseanne Barr talked at length about the cancellation of the revival of “Roseanne” — and in part blamed her former co-star and TV daughter Sara Gilbert.
“She destroyed the show and my life with that tweet,” Barr told the Post. “She will never get enough until she consumes my liver with a fine Chianti.”
Barr was referring to remarks Gilbert made on May 29 in response to a series of early-morning tweets in which Barr insulted Valerie Jarrett and repeated slurs about Democratic donor George Soros. Roseanne ultimately deleted the tweets and apologized for them.
Gilbert later said on Twitter that the remarks were “abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show.”
Half an hour after Gilbert’s statement, ABC and Disney announced the cancellation of “Roseanne.” ABC then greenlit a new series, “The Conners,” starring all the main cast, minus Barr.
Gilbert told The Post: “While I’m extremely disappointed and heartbroken over the dissolution of the original show, she will always be family, and I will always love Roseanne.”
Barr’s publicist, James Moore, told the Post that Barr’s tweets rattled ABC even before the ones that got her fired. At one point her youngest son even hid her password to keep her off Twitter.
“I admit it,” Barr told the Post. “I’m a troll. I’m the queen of the f—ing trolls.”