“Roseanne” is returning to TV this spring, and now its star is opening up about the struggles of filming the show’s original run in the ’80s and ’90s.
Entertainment Weekly published a clip from a “20/20” special set to air February 15. In an interview for the special Roseanne Barr discussed the hardships in making the show and dealing with fame.
“I fought too much and too hard and, you know, some of them, I shouldn’t have even been involved in having those fights,” Barr says in the clip. “But, you know, it was all just one big fight. And that’s how it felt.”
“I had several nervous breakdowns, but fortunately, no one noticed,” the 65-year-old comedian admits. “That was what I always thought. But no, I did have a few nervous breakdowns and was hospitalized several times. It was very difficult. Fame was difficult, too.”
Barr says she’s not so concerned with running into those problems on the “Roseanne” revival, premiering March 27. “This time, I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m 65. Thank God I’ve got Social Security now so I don’t have to worry.”
The “20/20” special “Roseanne: The Return” will also feature interviews with the rest of the series cast, including John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson, Sarah Chalke, Michael Fishman and more.