Roseanne: My character gets killed off 'The Conners' by opioid overdose

She should have died as a hero or not at all ... I wanted to show [opioid struggle] in the show, but I was never going to have Roseanne die of an opioid overdose. "Or not at all".

Despite its success, the sitcom was canceled after its star posted a series of racist and otherwise insensitive tweets criticizing former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, billionaire George Soros and former first daughter Chelsea Clinton. Barr tells Straka the pill addiction story line was her own from last season, and it appears the writers for The Conners chose to run with it.

Last month, John Goodman said he wasn't sure how the new series, titled The Conners, will be structured. I'm anxious about all the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense-the person who's walking down the street minding their own business and they see somebody cling to their purse or walk across the street.

ABC has not yet come out and said how the previously eponymous Roseanne Conner leaves The Conners, but Roseanne is confirming what many suspected. "I want to stay in a joyous, positive, happy place that I've worked my way to again in my life".

Roseanne went on to praise the forgiveness she received while also making a somewhat ill-advised comment on America's history of slavery. "I think a lot of people have too". I have spies. Trust me.

She added that when she hit send on Twitter, "I just thought, 'Oh boy, this [tweet] is a good one. There's no fight left".

Barr slammed ABC for giving her character that ending and said it insulted the fans "who loved that family in that show". "I'm someone who is interested in healing my own soul".

  • Kyle Peterson