TV show actress says she may ditch television for 'geriatric porn'

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 9:39am

We were so close, and yet apparently still so far, to seeing Roseanne Barr back on TV.

The actress let it all hang out on Twitter over the weekend, describing in 140-character snippets why she's "never going to work in television again."

"I'm going to start doing porn now, f*** it," Barr posted on November 30. "That's right, geriatric porn. I'm never going to work in television again. I'm never going to even attempt it. I feel as if I've been insulted/assaulted for over a year."

Actually, scratch that -- "for many years," Barr self-corrected. "From my first reality show to my second and my two failed development deals. Don't call me -- I won't call you. I'm gone."

It has been a rough ride for Barr lately, as her reality show "Roseanne's Nuts" was canceled by Lifetime in 2011, and an NBC sitcom that would've reunited the 61-year-old star with her "Roseanne" co-host, John Goodman, never made it past the pilot stage in 2012.

In June, fresh news that Barr had moved on to developing a new sitcom that she would also star in surfaced, but, apparently, that project hasn't gone so well.

"I don't have the emotional stability to withstand being manipulated and lied to anymore-now that I'm old," Barr told her Twitter followers. "Development process went like this: show runner disappeared for 7 weeks -- never returned any calls from me -- I was told she 'goes (into) a cave' ... I was also told that this was 'her process' -- and that the result would be fantastic. I asked why I had been removed totally from the process. They had less than no interest in including me in the development of a show that was built on 'my brand.' It was horrible, but I kept on (because) I had to see it through out of a bizarre interest in the outcome."

Barr also wasn't happy with the script, which she's described as lacking in jokes and hard to connect with.

After all of that, it's no surprise that "all of Hollywood" has been calling her up to hear her story.

"I'm writing directing editing & starring in my new show by myself. F*** everybody," Barr said on Twitter. "Here's my statement: I am done being mentally tortured -- I quit."
 

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