Roseanne Barr on trying to figure out 'how to save the world before I die so I don't roast in hell forever'
Roseanne Barr is set to return to television on Wednesday with the Lifetime reality series "Roseanne's Nuts," which shows her running a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii.
The former sitcom star dished about her upcoming series and explained her idea behind starting a macadamia nut farm to OnTheRedCarpet.com on Tuesday.
"If I could just get these [macadamia] nuts into the hands and mouths of hungry people I could be doing a good thing for the world," Barr said. "Since I got through menopause, it's been really important to me to try to figure out how to save the world before I die so I don't roast in hell forever."
"I just love the idea of politics of food and farming on television," she adds about why she decided to star on the reality series. "I just thought it was kind of a good thing to show and to encourage people to start growing their own gardens and start cutting your food bills."
Barr explains, "I wanted to show a different way of going about things that I think could be helpful to people."
Barr currently lives on the farm with her boyfriend Johnny Argent, son Jake and two dogs, Moxie and Zim. She also details her life experiences in her book "Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm," which was released in January. The show has shot 16 half-hour episodes.
She is likely best remembered for her sitcom "Roseanne." The show also starred John Goodman as Barr's husband and ran between 1988 and 1997. It was among the most popular comedy shows and hit No. 1 within months of its debut.
In one of the promotional clips for "Roseanne's Nuts," Barr can be seen trying to speak to animals, like the wild pigs who threaten her macadamia nut crop.
"I try to speak the pig's own language and the goats' language. I try to speak to them on their level 'cause like I say, I don't want to shoot these pigs but they are all over the place," she said. "So I'm trying or attempting to cross species communication."
The first episode of "Roseanne's Nuts" debuts on July 13 at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.