Roseanne Barr, the American actress and comedienne, says she can relate to the troubled actor Charlie Sheen and his current situation. Roseanne Barr reportedly suffered a breakdown amid a feud with the producers of her hit sitcom 'Roseanne' and the 58-year-old actress says she can understand Sheen's predicament following his sacking from 'Two and a Half Men'.
In her column for the New York Magazine, Roseanne details her struggle to develop her own sitcom, comparing the situation to Sheen's, saying, "People do what they can get away with (or figure they can), and Sheen is, in fact, a product of what we call politely the 'culture'. Where I can relate to the Charlie stuff is his undisguised contempt for certain people in his work environment and his unwillingness to play a role that's expected of him on his own time". Roseanne said she hated the clothes she was told to wear on camera, argued with producers over her lines, and often cried on set. Quoting one of Sheen's famous catchphrases, Barr added, "Winning in Hollywood means not just power, money, and complimentary smoked-salmon pizza, but also that everyone around you fails just as you are peaking". Last week, 'Two and a Half Men' producer Chuck Lorre announced that Ashton Kutcher would be replacing Sheen on America's most popular sitcom.
Roseanne Barr is set to return to television in July with her new Lifetime reality series 'Roseanne's Nuts'. The show follows the actress as she runs a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, where she currently lives with her boyfriend JOHNNY ARGENT.