‘Roseanne’ Staffer: “People Said This Was A 180 For Her.”

The show was cancelled after a series of racist tweets from the show’s star Roseanne Barr.

By kncipat on May 31, 2018
Roseanne Barr attends the world premiere of documentary: ‘Roseanne For President!’ during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre on April 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)

I was thinking today, “I wonder what it was like behind the scenes on the Roseanne re-boot?” So, I did some research and found this cool interview on Yahoo with a guy named Ryan Kemp. Kemp worked as a writers assistant on the short-lived reboot. He was asked what it was like working with Roseanne Barr in the writer’s room.

“Everyone told me she was going to be difficult to work with and that she was very rigid about the way she wanted things. But she seemed very grateful. I never knew her in the first run, but other people said this was a 180 for her.

She seemed down-to-earth and concerned with the show and the messages and the people working on the show. She wasn’t out there trying to cause waves. I know she has a big personality, and she would make little jokes here and there, but not at anyone’s expense. When it comes to opinions regarding politics, we tried to keep it out of the workplace — but, you know, it’s “Roseanne.”

The show was cancelled after a series of racist tweets from the show’s star Roseanne Barr, who later blamed the tweets on the sleep medication Ambien.

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