Roseanne Barr just announced her latest move.
Literally: a move. Barr, who is Jewish, plans to move to Israel for a few months.
“I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there,” she explained. “That’s where I’m going to go and probably move somewhere there and study with my favorite teachers. I have saved a few pennies and I’m so lucky I can go…and study with any rabbi that I can ask to teach me, and it’s my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.”
Barr was infamously fired from her iconic TV show “Roseanne”–the #1 scripted show on television–in May, after she tweeted a racially-tinged criticism of former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.
ABC announced that the show will continue on, without Barr, and be renamed “The Conners.” Her character is expected to be killed off.
Leaving the country for a few months means Barr won’t be around to watch the new show–and won’t be around to hear what she expects will be a renewed avalance of criticism against her.
“I’m not going to curse it or bless it,” she said, of the new show. “I’m staying neutral. That’s what I do. I’m staying neutral. I’m staying away from it. Not wishing bad on anyone and I don’t wish good for my enemies. I don’t. I can’t. I just stay neutral. That’s what I gotta do.”
But when Barr returns from Israel, she might find herself back on TV: Barr said she’s working on a script for a new TV show.
“I’m very excited,” she said. “It’s very funny.”