The Roseanne reboot is a huge hit — but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some tension behind the scenes. Roseanne Barr and her on-screen daughter Sara Gilbert are reportedly feuding over Roseanne’s controlling ways.
“The two have been going at it over creative differences, particularly when it comes to political dialogue that is in the script,” an insider told Radar Online. “Sara and the rest of the cast put up with Roseanne’s behavior for almost a decade. They are all thrilled that the show got picked up already for another season, but they do not know how they will get through this season if Roseanne continues to act the way that she is.”
Sara, who plays Darlene Conner and is an executive producer on the show, is also upset with Roseanne’s public support of President Donald Trump. Recently, the 65-year-old comedian appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and defended her decision to vote for Trump. “I’m still the same — you all moved,” she said, referring to liberals. “You all went so f–king far out you lost everybody. I mean, seriously.”
She continued, “A lot of us, no matter who we voted for, we don’t want to see our president fail because we don’t want [Mike] Pence! Are you f–king kidding me? You want Pence? You want Pence for the freaking president? Well then, zip that f–king lip.”
Politics aside, the Roseanne reboot has just been renewed for a second season after setting record-breaking numbers. “You want people to connect and want to reach your audience and so often in this life and in this industry you fall short of achieving of what you want,” Sara told Variety. “I’m just thrilled that people let us into their homes… I never expected this kind of response and I feel beyond grateful. There are no words because the words all sound cliche. I think the entire cast and producers, we’re all extremely grateful that America showed up.”
Hopefully, Sara and Roseanne can put their differences aside. Roseanne airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC.