Roseanne Barr Will Be in Israel When “The Conners” Starts Airing
Posted Tuesday, September 4 – 10:27 a.m.
Roseanne Barr said in remarks published Tuesday that she hopes to be living in Israel and studying the Torah when “The Conners” hits the airwaves without her this fall.
The fired “Roseanne” star revealed her plan for the spinoff show’s October premiere during an appearance on the conservative “Promised Land” podcast Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“So Roseanne, you don’t plan to watch the revised version of that show?” host Rabbi Shmuley Boteach asked.
“I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there. And that’s where I’m going to go and probably move somewhere there and study with my favorite teachers,” Barr responded. according to The Times.
“You know, I have saved a few pennies and I’m so lucky that I can go,” she said. “It’s my great, great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.”
Barr said if she were to stay in the U.S., the show and its anticipated media response might “tempt” her to say something controversial, especially if she “has too many drinks.”
Barr was booted from the show during its 10th season after making racist comments about Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Barack Obama. Barr blamed her outburst on Ambien.
Barr said she’ been focusing on new projects in recent months, including a record she recorded in Nashville and a new sitcom she’s writing.