This past week the embattled Roseanne Barr sat down for a new podcast with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
During the interview, she confirmed that she “cut a record” in Nashville and is already well on her way working on a new script for another sitcom.
But perhaps the best part of the interview was when she was asked about the show that is replacing the one of her namesake, “The Conners” that is debuting in the fall. She says she will be far away in order to avoid seeing it. And by “far away” she means in Israel.
“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,” the actress said in a new podcast with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. This has been only the latest of many such appearances with the rabbi. “I have saved a few pennies and I’m so lucky I can go…and study with any rabbi that I can ask to teach me, and it’s my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.”
Barr did say she wishes no ill will on anyone still associated with the show.
“I’m not going to curse it or bless it,” she said. “I’m staying neutral. That’s what I do. I’m staying neutral. I’m staying away from it. Not wishing bad on anyone and I don’t wish good for my enemies. I don’t. I can’t. I just stay neutral. That’s what I gotta do. I have some mental health issues of depression and stuff. I got to stay in the middle or I’ll go dark, and I don’t want to go dark again. I’ve done it. After all, I was married to Tom Arnold. Ha ha.”
Barr did say she didn’t want to watch the show. Or even read or hear any commentary surrounding it because she predicts the pundits will write that she was never good anyways and that they are glad she’s gone. This would tempt her to respond and things won’t end well again.