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Sara Gilbert says she quit ‘The Talk’ for family

Gilbert also offered her thoughts on Roseanne Barr.

Sara Gilbert attends the Walt Disney Television 2019 upfront at Tavern on The Green on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in New York.
Sara Gilbert attends the Walt Disney Television 2019 upfront at Tavern on The Green on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in New York.
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Over the summer, Sara Gilbert said that she would return to “The Conners” and leave “The Talk.” And she did it for family.

Gilbert told USA Today this week that she had such a busy schedule, which kept her from seeing her family too often.

It was the right move at this time in my life, with ‘The Talk,’ ’The Conners,’ the production company I launched with (‘Conners’ executive producer Tom Werner) and having three kids. There just wasn’t enough time,” she says.

”I enjoy feeling stretched, but I never want my work or my family to suffer, so then I think where you suffer is with yourself,” she said, according to USA Today. Now, “I have more time with my kids, more time being creative. I’m exercising again. I’m developing projects.”

Gilbert said she doesn’t have any ill feelings toward Roseanne Barr, the star of the original and rebooted “Roseanne,” which was cancelled after Barr tweeted racist comments about former President Barack Obama’s aide Valerie Jarrett.

Barr’s character died on “The Conners” with an opioid overdose.

“I have warm feelings for Roseanne, and I will always care about her and love her and hope that she’s happy,” Gilbert said.

In June, Gilbert told Variety’s “My Favorite Episode” podcast that her schedule made her want to leave “The Talk” too.

And now she hopes to live a private life, according to Fox News.

“There is some relief and thinking like, ‘Wow, if I go through anything in my personal life now, I don’t have to talk about it,’” she said at the time. “That’s been a stretch for me, because I’ve never been a very public person. I think I put myself on the show to try to push the boundaries like that and grow spiritually and psychologically, but I’m okay with letting that piece of it go.”