'Roseanne' stars wants George Clooney to return for season 2, but it seems unlikely
The relatively new father-of-twins is currently living in Italy with his wife Amal Clooney and their children
Since it's revival, 'Roseanne' has enjoyed the same level of fan following as it did during its first run. While the show itself has gotten bigger and better, there is one thing that the makers of the show are missing from its original run – George Clooney.
While many old favorites were brought back on the new 'Roseanne,' including Sandra Bernhard as Nancy, Natalie West as Crystal, Johnny Galecki as David and Estelle Parsons as Bev. Now, the show-runners want to add George's Booker to the list.
George had played the role of Roseanne's boss at the factory and her sister Jackie's boyfriend from 1988 to 1991. The 'Roseanne' team allegedly tried their best to get him on board, but they were unsuccessful.
The relatively new father-of-twins is currently living in Italy with his wife Amal Clooney and their children. As Roseanne Barr herself explained to Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show, “Well, George Clooney didn’t want to come on — so that was a bummer, but he lives in Italy,”
He has been a little critical of the right-leaning celebrity in the past, but Roseanne seems to have forgiven him. “He’s said some really silly things about me, but I still love him," she told Howard. Nonetheless, she seems to have made peace with George's lack of interest, unlike her on-screen sister.
Oscar-winner Laurie Metcalf, who romanced George on the show, appeared on 'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen' on Thursday and spoke about the worst part about working with him. In response to a caller's question, she said, "The worst was when for some reason he didn’t come back after season 1,” Metcalf joked. “I don’t know [what happened to him]. Whatever happened to George?”
'Roseanne' showrunner Bruce Helford, meanwhile, seems hellbent on changing the silver fox's mind. “We'd certainly love to see George Clooney,” he said on a call with reporters ahead of the show’s season finale. “I am not promising anything as far as that, but he was an important part of the show in the very beginning.”
If they can get Johnny Galecki – one of the highest paid actors on television – to reprise his role, George couldn't be too far behind, right? Maybe not, but the fans definitely seem to want him back.