Roseanne co star John Goodman refused to bury his good friend Roseanne Barr today. In an interview with the British newspaper The Times Goodman opened up about the firing of his longtime friend.
“I’ll put it this way, I was surprised at the response,” he said. After a pause, according to The Times, he said, “And that’s probably all I should say about it.”
After another pause, he added: “I know, I know, for a fact that she’s not a racist.”
Regardless, Goodman, 66, said he was devastated by the show ending.
“I was broken-hearted, but I thought, ‘OK, it’s just show business, I’m going to let it go,’ ” he said. “But I went through a period, about a month, where I was very depressed. I’m a depressive anyway, so any excuse that I can get to lower myself, I will. But that had a great deal to do with it, more than I wanted to admit.”