John Goodman Talks About What Happened When He First Met Roseanne
John Goodman has been in a wide range of roles, but he first won many of our hearts as Dan Conner on the hit show "Roseanne."
John Goodman has been a staple on television and the big screen since the 1980s. This beloved star has been in a wide range of roles, but he first won many of our hearts as Dan Conner on the hit show “Roseanne.”
In a recent interview with GQ, Goodman discussed several of his roles and what went into creating those characters. The well recognized actor appeared to enjoy taking a trip down memory lane sharing the highlights and memories of his long-standing career.
His first movie lead was in “True Stories,” a satirical comedy directed by David Byrnes of the band Talking Heads. This was a breakout role for Goodman that helped lead him to his Roseanne family. At that time, Goodman was tired of the traveling that was demanded of actors. Not only was working with Roseanne Barr fun, the steady gig allowed him to set down roots, which was a welcome reprieve.
“I had a really good film career going,” Goodman said in the interview. “And I got to the point where I was tired of living in of a suitcase.”
Goodman Said Everything Clicked Immediately With Roseanne Barr
Everything clicked with Roseanne Barr. They fell right into their roles as television husband and wife and very much enjoyed working together during the auditions. Goodman reflected on that exciting and happy time.
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“I went in and read with Roseanne for the first time and it was as easy as falling out of bed. We just hit it off. We laughed a lot.”
Goodman Didn’t Criticize Roseanne Barr While Another Co-Star Did
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As most fans know, Goodman was thrilled to return to the reboot of “Roseanne” in 2018. That was short-lived after liberals, including TV daughter Sara Gilbert, came after Barr for a tweet they claimed was racist and Islamaphobic and the show was quickly canceled. While many others piled on Roseanne Barr, Goodman withheld judgment and public criticism.
One of Goodman’s Favorite Roles Was in “The Big Lebowski”
“We were lucky that we had a couple weeks of rehearsal of reading the script,” Goodman shared about 1998 movie. “Dialogue was just so damn good. I am really proud of that film.”
The fun interview can be seen in the video below.