Juliette Lewis is opening up about her time on the set of The Conners.
In the upcoming Roseanne spinoff, Lewis performs Blue, David Healy’s girlfriend who was first talked about within the Roseanne revival episode, “Darlene v. David.” The 45-year-old actress posted a behind-the-scenes on-set photograph with Johnny Galecki and Sara Gilbert in September, revealing her visitor arc.
For now, Lewis is slated to seem on The Conners in a single episode, however when ET spoke together with her on the premiere of Camping, the place she performs the free-spirited Jandice, she hinted at extra. “It’s a couple episodes,” Lewis advised ET’s Keltie Knight on Wednesday. “Maybe more.”
Whether or not Blue turns into an even bigger fixture in a while, Lewis had solely optimistic issues to say about her expertise filming her episode of the present, which debuts subsequent week amid behind-the-scenes drama following Roseanne Barr‘s dismissal.
“We shot the first [episode],” Lewis mentioned of her visitor look. “I could not believe how homey it felt on set and just comfortable.”
“I couldn’t believe they asked me to be a part of it,” she added. “I’ve known Sara Gilbert for a really long time, and our dynamic in the show is pretty funny.”
In final season’s Roseanne revival, Darlene (Gilbert) referred to Blue as “a crayon” and David described her because the zen sort, the kind of one who would not “merge their spiritual paths” till he and Darlene have been formally divorced.
Last month, ABC launched the primary official pictures from The Conners‘ first episode taping. According to the official synopsis for the premiere episode, titled “Keep on Truckin’,” a sudden flip of occasions forces the household to face the day by day struggles of life in Lanford in a manner they by no means have earlier than.
The Conners star John Goodman spoke to The Sunday Times in August, the place he mentioned that Barr’s character can be killed off within the spinoff. Barr seemingly revealed how, showing on the YouTube present, Walk Away, in September to say that her character dies from “an opioid overdose.”
Roseanne was canceled in May, after Barr was fired resulting from a racist tweet in opposition to Valerie Jarrett, a former senior adviser to Barack Obama. “It’s an unknown,” Goodman said of whether or not the spinoff will be successful, before referring to his beloved character, Dan, and what’s to become of Barr’s character. “I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.”
Goodman additionally mentioned he hasn’t been in contact with Barr, however did thank her for clearing the best way for The Conners to maneuver ahead with ABC. He additionally mentioned that he knew for a incontrovertible fact that 65-year-old Barr was “not a racist.”
“She had to sign a paper saying that she relinquished all her rights to the show so that we could go on,” he shared. “I sent her an email and thanked her for that. I did not hear anything back, but she was going through hell at the time. And she’s still going through hell.”
ET spoke with Barr in September and he or she teared up at Goodman’s phrases of help. “I really like him,” Barr said. “So candy of him to try this, so good, ‘trigger he does know me.”
In addition to Goodman and Gilbert, The Conners additionally stars Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, Jayden Rey and Maya Lynne Robinson, who replaces Xosha Roquemore as DJ’s spouse.
Camping premieres Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. The Conners premieres Tuesday, Oct. 16 at eight p.m. ET/PT on ABC.