Do we know now how Roseanne Conner dies leading up to the start of The Conners? If you are to believe Roseanne Barr, then the answer is yes.
In a new interview on the YouTube show Walk Away, Barr claimed that the writers have her character die of an opioid overdose, something that she claims was personal to her since she had the idea last year to make her character have an opioid problem. It’s also something that is fairly topical to what has been going on in the real world.
As you can imagine, Roseanne isn’t too pleased with this supposedly being the way that she is written off of the series:
“I wanted to show [the opioid problem] in the show … But I was never going to have Roseanne die of an opioid overdose. It’s so cynical and horrible. She should have died as a hero or not at all … It wasn’t enough to [remove me from the show], they had to so cruelly insult the people who loved that family and that show.”
Do we understand where Roseanne is coming from? In the sense that she and the character are not the same, and Roseanne Conner shouldn’t be punished for the actions of Roseanne Barr, sure. Yet, we also understand that the writers have to come up with some sort of way in which to write this character out, even if it is not the easiest thing in the world to do. They know it’d be even more out of character for Roseanne Conner to abandon her family, so they had to kill her off. Was there a better way in which to do so? Maybe, but this may be the way in which they felt like they would get the most attention to the show … provided that this is, of course, how Roseanne actually dies on the show. Given that she’s not on the show anymore, it’s possible she was told this and the writers ended up going in a different direction.
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