Despite the fact that he’s claimed before he wouldn’t do it, John Goodman is now opening up about Roseanne’s cancelation. As you probably remember, this happened due to the fact that the show’s star, Roseanne Barr was involved in a racist tweet scandal.
The actress took to social media at the time to make a joke about former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett that was widely perceived as racially offensive.
In a brand new interview for The Sunday Times, Goodman confessed he was very affected by ABC’s decision to cancel the comedy show.
In fact, it was so devastating that he ended up developing depression.
As fans know, Goodman used to play Barr’s husband, Dan Conner on Roseanne.
‘I was brokenhearted, but I thought, ‘OK, it is just show business, I am going to let it go.’ But I went through about a month when I was very depressed. I am a depressive anyway, so any excuse I can get to lower myself, I will. But that had a great deal to do with it, more than I wanted to admit,’ he revealed to the publication.
But that’s not all! The man went on to defend his shamed co-star.
‘I know, I know, for a fact that she’s not a racist. She had to sign a paper saying she relinquished all her rights to the show so we could go on. I sent her an email and thanked her for that. I didn’t hear anything back, but she was going through hell at the time. And she is still going through hell.’
Goodman explained that he was totally surprised to learn the network’s decision was to fire Barr.
‘I was surprised. I’ll put it this way, I was surprised at the response. And that’s probably all I should say about it.’