Roseanne Barr has been very supportive of President Trump over the last year in real life. Now, she claims that her character on the Roseanne TV show is also a Trump supporter. The show is getting a reboot which begins this March.
Roseanne: Character in TV Reboot Is ‘Realistic’ Working Class Trump Voter
Roseanne Barr said her character’s support for President Donald Trump in the revived sitcom “Roseanne” is a reflection of her own views and also true to the show’s roots.
The sitcom brings the Conner family and the life of the country up to date when it debuts March 27 on ABC.
“I’ve always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and of working class people. And in fact it was working class people who elected Trump,” Barr said Monday.
The show also seeks to address the polarization that has split families, she said, calling such divisiveness “not American.”
The show’s extended family represents a “full cross-section of ideas and beliefs,” said Bruce Helford, among the executive producers and actors taking part in a Q&A with TV critics. “There’s no agenda on anybody’s part but to get honest feelings out there, and within a family that’s relatable,” Helford said.
Sara Gilbert, who’s among the original returning cast members, echoed him.
“People feel like they can’t disagree and still love each other and talk to each other. It’s a great thing to have a family divided by politics but still filled with love,” Gilbert said.
Watch a trailer for the new show below: