The executive producer and star of the new(ish) ABC sitcom pretty much dodged every question about Barr while talking to The Hollywood Reporter before the reporter switched gears to ask about Julie Chen's exit from "The Talk" after her husband, Les Moonves, was fired from his CEO position at CBS.
So, there was no tension over Roseanne's feed? You told THR earlier this year that you had "wanted her off Twitter forever" …
What conversations had you had with her on the subject?
I just want to look forward to the new show and not so much get into Roseanne or her thing. I don't think it's super productive for me to go back into that.
The actress, who plays Roseanne Conner's daughter Darlene, repeated most of the same talking points we've heard throughout her press tour promoting the new show, which will explore life for the Conners after losing the family matriarch. When the THR reporter asked what Gilbert said to Barr when reaching out after that racist tweet ended "Roseanne," Gilbert simply said, "Oh, that's for me and Roseanne, right?"
And then when asked what she would say to Barr if she got in touch, Gilbert kept it short and sweet: "I'd just wish her the best and thank her for giving us the show."
The most illuminating answer came when Gilbert was asked if there were any conflicts with Barr behind the scenes while shooting "Roseanne."
"Honestly, we didn't have any problems. It was easy. Drama-free," Gilbert said.
Well, alrighty then.
Moving on to Chen, Gilbert said she was surprised by her former co-host's departure from "The Talk," a show she also executive produces.
"She sent us a message on the show that was really sweet, and then we texted a little bit," Gilbert said, then dodged another question when the reporter asked if there's any truth to former co-hosts Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini trying to push Chen out in the past.
"I don't know. I'd rather just keep this focused on 'The Conners' and positive stuff," Gilbert said.
"The Conners" airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. after premiering last week to 10.6 million viewers.