Roseanne reboot stars feuding on set - report

  • 04/04/2018

Roseanne Barr's hit reboot of her classic sitcom Roseanne is apparently facing some serious behind-the-scenes drama.

According to Radar Online, the 65-year-old comedian's "controlling ways" are frustrating her co-stars, while the script's overtly political content is said to be causing arguments between Barr and her on-screen daughter, Sara Gilbert.

"The rest of the cast put up with Roseanne's behaviour for almost a decade," an unnamed source told the gossip publication.

"They are all thrilled that the show got picked up already for another season, but they do not know how they will get through this season if Roseanne continues to act the way that she is."

Barr is a passionate Donald Trump supporter in real life and has reflected that in her character, who feuds with her staunch Democrat sister, played by Laurie Metcalf.

The storyline helped the new season of Roseanne debut to impressive ratings and even prompted a congratulatory phone call from the US President himself.

Barr is no stranger to controversy. In recent years, she's made headlines with statements labelling Palestinians and Muslims "Nazis", calling for the killing of all non-Jewish students and staff at the University of California and propagating inflammatory right-wing fake news.

She's also been labelled transphobic, homophobic and anti-Semitic.

Roseanne Barr called for the killing of all non-Jewish students and staff at the University of California on Twitter.
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Roseanne is being broadcast in New Zealand on Three on Thursday nights and is also able to be streamed for free on ThreeNow.

The reboot has already been renewed for a second season by US network ABC.