Roseanne: I Got 'Really Good Offer to Go Back on TV'

Barr tells Rabbi Schmuley Boteach she might accept, 'but we'll see'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2018 5:30 PM CDT
Updated Jul 2, 2018 5:02 PM CDT
In this Jan. 7, 2018 file photo, Roseanne Barr arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Roseanne Barr, apparently, isn't going anywhere. In a new conversation with Rabbi Schmuley Boteach, the comedian says she has been offered new projects since she got the boot from Roseanne over her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett. "I thought signing off of my own life’s work and asking for nothing in return, I thought that was a penance," she said, implying her Jewish faith was the reason she didn't ask for money when signing away the rights to Roseanne so ABC could move forward with a spinoff not starring her, per Fox News. "I just knew that was the right thing and I want to do the right thing because I’ve lived my life, most part of it, to do the right thing for all people, not just Jews."

She again acknowledged that she had "done wrong," echoing what she said in her first interview with "America's Rabbi," but added that "inside every bad thing is a good thing waiting to happen and I feel very excited because I’ve already been offered so many things and I almost already accepted one really good offer to go back on TV and I might do it. But we'll see." She offered no further details on the offers. USA Today notes that most of the interview focused on the Torah and Israel; Barr and Boteach are longtime friends. Listen here.

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