John Goodman says he 'didn’t realize how damn good' he had it at Roseanne

John Goodman says he 'didn’t realize how damn good' he had it at Roseanne
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The only person happier than fans about the new Roseanne reboot is John Goodman. The entire cast of the show, which has gotten back together after a period of 21 years, is giving its fans the same comedy that they delivered all those years ago, and they couldn't be any more thrilled.

However, Goodman discussed in a recent interview how he had reached a point of complete burnout towards the end of the show.

“Toward the end of the show, I was tired of doing it,” Goodman said in a recent interview on Popcorn with Peter Travers. “I had some other things going on. I got to resent it. And I didn’t realize how damn good I had it.”

Sara GIlbert and John Goodman attend the premiere of ABC's 'Roseanne' at Walt Disney Studio Lot on March 23, 2018 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

However, after so many years of being on a break, the actor is glad to be back on the show, and some would even argue that the joy over his return to the set is almost indescribable.


(L-R) Actors John Goodman and Roseanne Barr speak during SiriusXM's Town Hall with the cast of Roseanne on March 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

“It was like putting on an old shoe, an old sneaker, that you really like,” Goodman said. “The pair that you didn’t throw out, really comfortable. The best shoes in the world. You got some new stuff, but put these on and you’re 25 years old again.”

He added, “It was remarkable. I lack the wit or the words to describe what it was like going back on that set. I just got goosebumps. My hair stood up on my arms because it was like, 'I’m back. I’m back home.'"

(L-R, Back Row) Executive producers Whitney Cummings and Tom Werner, actors Ames McNamera, Emma Kenney, Jayden Rey, executive producer Bruce Helford, (l-r, front row) actor Michael Fishman, executive producer/actress Sara Gilbert, actress Laurie Metcalf, executive producer/actress Roseanne Barr, actors John Goodman, Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke of the television show Roseanne speak onstage during the ABC Television/Disney portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 8, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


But even though he has returned to the show, Goodman is pursuing his love for acting at the same time, and is even ready to take some time away from the big screen if need be. He said he's "taking a little break" because he's been staying away from his home and his family way more than he'd like to be, and is "tired all the time."

“And when I do that, I start coasting, not coasting, but just maybe I’m not giving it my all,” the 65-year-old said of his acting.

"And then I’ll try too hard. The result is I just need some time away. And all I’ve been doing lately is thinking about acting. Whereas before all I could think about was going home. All I could think about was, 'I’m not in my own home. My doggie’s not here. I’m not eating regularly. I’m eating too regularly.'"

Actor John Goodman attends a ceremony honoring him with the 2,604th Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 10, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)


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