John Goodman breaks silence after Roseanne Barr controversy (Exclusive)

John Goodman is opening up about the cancellation of Roseanne, but the celebrated actor is being cautious about his comments regarding the controversy.

In recent footage obtained by ET, Goodman is reluctant to address the drama, explaining that he would "rather say nothing than to cause more trouble."

However, the 65-year-old actor -- who played Roseanne Barr's on-screen husband, Dan Conner, on the ABC sitcom -- assured fans that he's doing OK amid the controversy, sharing, "Everything's fine."

The actor also seemed pretty content with ABC deciding to suspend its Emmys For Your Consideration campaign for the show’s recent 10th season, which means that none of the cast or creators would likely see any love from this year's Emmy Awards.

31 PHOTOS
John Goodman through the years
See Gallery
John Goodman through the years
017109.CA.1011.goodman4.CK. John Goodman is in a new sitcom called Normal, Ohio. Goodman is William 'Butch' Gamble, Jr. a rugged, confident, goodÂnatured, average guy in every way, except one. After coming out to his exÂwife and son and family, Butch moves in with his sister a tough, sexy, single mother of two teenage children. (Photo by Con Keyes/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 13: ROSEANNE - 'Pretty in Black' - Season Five - 10/13/92, John Goodman (Dan) on the ABC Television Network comedy 'Roseanne'. Darlene's 16th birthday sees new neighbors and an embarrassing game of truth or dare for Roseanne., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
John Goodman during House of Blues Chicago Celebrates John Belushi's Birthday at House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Actor John Goodman being photographed on February 8, 1998 at The St. Regis Hotel in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actor John Goodman attending 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 28, 1989 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 4 -- Air Date 11/03/2001 -- Pictured: John Goodman as Jon Maroney during the 'Little Sleuths' skit on November 3, 2001 (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
John Goodman during Monsters, Inc. Premiere at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
John Goodman during The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
John Goodman looks on as the St. Louis Cardinals take batting practice prior to game three of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actor John Goodman speaks on stage during the 20th Annual American Cinematheque Award Dinner Honoring Al Pacino at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 01: Actor John Goodman attends the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater May 01, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 16: ROSEANNE - 'Gallery' 1988 Roseanne Barr, John Goodman (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 27: ROSEANNE - 'Inherit the Wind' 9/12/89 John Goodman (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Goodman, John - Actor, USA - at the International Berlin Film Festival Berlinale (Photo by Heerde/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 20: Actor John Goodman attends a photo call for the Broadway openings of 'Waiting For Godot' and 'The Philanthropist' at American Airlines Theatre, 5th Floor Penthouse Lobby on March 20, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 08: ROSEANNE - 'Gallery' 1989 John Goodman (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 22: Actor John Goodman attends the launch of The Actors' Fund 'Responding To Essential And Evolving Needs' campaign at the Regency Hotel on June 22, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Actor John Goodman attends 'The Red State' tour launch at Radio City Music Hall on March 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Actor John Goodman of 'Argo' poses at the Guess Portrait Studio during 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: John Goodman attends the gala premiere of 'Argo' during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at The Odeon Leicester Square on October 17, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actor John Goodman arrives at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Actor John Goodman attends The Variety Studio: Awards Edition held at a private residence on November 28, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Actor John Goodman arrives at the19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: John Goodman attends 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Premiere during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 19, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 15: John Goodman attends the screening of 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Centrepiece Gala Supported By The Mayor Of London during the 57th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 15, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for BFI)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: John Goodman attends the AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi closing night gala screening of 'Inside Llewyn Davis' at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 14, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/WIREIMAGE REQUIRED) John Goodman attends the UK Premiere of 'The Monuments Men' at Odeon Leicester Square on February 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 12: Actor John Goodman speaks onstage at the 'Alpha House' panel during the Amazon Prime Instant Video portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: John Goodman attends the 'Trumbo' premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin on September 12, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Walter McBride/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: John Goodman attends the 'Trumbo' Accenture Gala during the BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: John Goodman attends the 'Trumbo' Accenture Gala during the BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

"I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway," Goodman said, shrugging. "I've been up there [11] times already, and if I didn't get one I'm not gonna get one."

Goodman was nominated for 11 Emmys between 1988 and 2010 -- six of which were for his role on Roseanne. Goodman did take home one Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role on the short-lived series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

The sitcom also earned the veteran TV star five Golden Globe nominations, of which he won once, in 1993.

Goodman said he hasn't been following the news of the developing controversy regarding Roseanne, stating, "I don't know anything about it. I don't read it."

That includes rumors and speculation that the show could possibly continue in the future in the form of a spin-off, if Barr's titular character was written off, and the focus was shifted to Goodman's character. The actor said of the rumors, "Then you've heard more than I have."

The long, contentious drama between Barr and ABC began early Tuesday morning when the 65-year-old actress posted a racist tweet regarding former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, which she then deleted.

23 PHOTOS
'Roseanne' revival
See Gallery
'Roseanne' revival
ROSEANNE - 'Go Cubs' - The Conners can't pay their Wi-Fi bill, so they befriend their new neighbors to use the internet for Mary to Skype with mom Geena, who is stationed in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Dan loses an important job and D.J. admits post-military life has been hard, so they come up with a plan to make extra money, on the seventh episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, MAY 8 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose/ABC via Getty Images) SARA GILBERT, ROSEANNE BARR, ALAIN WASHNEVSKY, ANNE BEDIAN
ROSEANNE - 'No Country for Old Women' - After Beverly gets kicked out of the nursing home, Roseanne and Jackie fight over who will take care of their mother. Meanwhile, Mark's creative touch with building a birdhouse for Dan's customer is more than Dan can handle, but Darlene defends her son, on the sixth episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Greg Gayne/ABC via Getty Images) ESTELLE PARSONS, LAURIE METCALF
ROSEANNE - 'Eggs Over, Not Easy' - A crucial moment for Becky's surrogacy arrangement forces her and Darlene to critically assess each other's lives. Meanwhile, an animal rescue organization rejects Jackie's application to adopt a puppy; and Roseanne makes a plan to change their mind, on the fourth episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose/ABC via Getty Images) LAURIE METCALF, LECY GORANSON, SARAH CHALKE
ROSEANNE - 'Netflix & Pill' - After celebrating their 45th anniversary, Roseanne reveals to Dan a bigger problem with her bad knee. Meanwhile, Crystal announces her retirement as a waitress at the casino, and Becky and Darlene compete for the job which has full-time benefits, on the eighth episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, MAY 15 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose via Getty Images) ROSEANNE BARR, JOHN GOODMAN
ROSEANNE - 'Darlene v. David' - David unexpectedly shows up for Harris' birthday after being absent for years, forcing Darlene to re-examine their relationship and the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Bev temporarily moves into the Conner home after an incident at the nursing home prevents her from returning, on the fifth episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, APRIL 17 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Greg Gayne via Getty Images) LECY GORANSON, SARA GILBERT
ROSEANNE - 'Go Cubs' - The Conners can't pay their Wi-Fi bill, so they befriend their new neighbors to use the internet for Mary to Skype with mom Geena, who is stationed in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Dan loses an important job and D.J. admits post-military life has been hard, so they come up with a plan to make extra money, on the seventh episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, MAY 8 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose/ABC via Getty Images) JOHN GOODMAN, MICHAEL FISHMAN
ROSEANNE - 'Netflix & Pill' - After celebrating their 45th anniversary, Roseanne reveals to Dan a bigger problem with her bad knee. Meanwhile, Crystal announces her retirement as a waitress at the casino, and Becky and Darlene compete for the job which has full-time benefits, on the eighth episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, MAY 15 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose via Getty Images) ROSEANNE BARR
ROSEANNE - 'Go Cubs' - The Conners can't pay their Wi-Fi bill, so they befriend their new neighbors to use the internet for Mary to Skype with mom Geena, who is stationed in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Dan loses an important job and D.J. admits post-military life has been hard, so they come up with a plan to make extra money, on the seventh episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, MAY 8 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose/ABC via Getty Images) ROSEANNE BARR, JAYDEN REY, SARA GILBERT, LAURIE METCALF
ROSEANNE - ABC's 'Roseanne' stars Ames McNamara as Mark, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Emma Kenney as Harris Conner, Jayden Rey as Mary, Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner, John Goodman as Dan Conner, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner, and Sarah Chalke as Andrea. (Robert Trachtenberg/ABC via Getty Images)
ROSEANNE - 'Roseanne Gets the Chair' - Roseanne's clash with Darlene over how she's raising her kids - especially Harris - reaches a breaking point; while Dan tries to help Roseanne with her bad knee by getting her an elevator chair, which she refuses to use because she doesn't want to admit getting old, on the second episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, APRIL 3 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose via Getty Images) ROSEANNE BARR, JOHN GOODMAN
ROSEANNE - 'Roseanne Gets the Chair' - Roseanne's clash with Darlene over how she's raising her kids - especially Harris - reaches a breaking point; while Dan tries to help Roseanne with her bad knee by getting her an elevator chair, which she refuses to use because she doesn't want to admit getting old, on the second episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, APRIL 3 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose via Getty Images) ROSEANNE BARR, JOHN GOODMAN, LAURIE METCALF, EMMA KENNEY, SARA GILBERT
ROSEANNE - 'Roseanne Gets the Chair' - Roseanne's clash with Darlene over how she's raising her kids - especially Harris - reaches a breaking point; while Dan tries to help Roseanne with her bad knee by getting her an elevator chair, which she refuses to use because she doesn't want to admit getting old, on the second episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, APRIL 3 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose via Getty Images) SARA GILBERT, JOHN GOODMAN, LAURIE METCALF, ROSEANNE BARR
ROSEANNE - 'Roseanne Gets the Chair' - Roseanne's clash with Darlene over how she's raising her kids - especially Harris - reaches a breaking point; while Dan tries to help Roseanne with her bad knee by getting her an elevator chair, which she refuses to use because she doesn't want to admit getting old, on the second episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, APRIL 3 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose via Getty Images) ROSEANNE BARR
ROSEANNE - 'Eggs Over, Not Easy' - A crucial moment for Becky's surrogacy arrangement forces her and Darlene to critically assess each other's lives. Meanwhile, an animal rescue organization rejects Jackie's application to adopt a puppy; and Roseanne makes a plan to change their mind, on the fourth episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose/ABC via Getty Images) LAURIE METCALF
ROSEANNE - 'Eggs Over, Not Easy' - A crucial moment for Becky's surrogacy arrangement forces her and Darlene to critically assess each other's lives. Meanwhile, an animal rescue organization rejects Jackie's application to adopt a puppy; and Roseanne makes a plan to change their mind, on the fourth episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose/ABC via Getty Images) LECY GORANSON, LAURIE METCALF
ROSEANNE - Iconic comedy series Roseanne returns to The ABC Television Network on Tuesday, March 27, at 8 p.m. EDT, with nine new episodes featuring the complete original cast - Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role. New cast joining the one-of-a-kind Conner family includes Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner. With fresh stories that tackle todays issues and even more laughs from a brilliant cast and crew that havent missed a beat, audiences old and new will celebrate the homecoming of Americas favorite working-class family. (Adam Rose/ABC via Getty Images) SARA GILBERT, ROSEANNE BARR
ROSEANNE - 'Eggs Over, Not Easy' - A crucial moment for Becky's surrogacy arrangement forces her and Darlene to critically assess each other's lives. Meanwhile, an animal rescue organization rejects Jackie's application to adopt a puppy; and Roseanne makes a plan to change their mind, on the fourth episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose/ABC via Getty Images) LECY GORANSON
ROSEANNE - Iconic comedy series Roseanne returns to The ABC Television Network on Tuesday, March 27, at 8 p.m. EDT, with nine new episodes featuring the complete original cast - Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role. New cast joining the one-of-a-kind Conner family includes Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner. With fresh stories that tackle todays issues and even more laughs from a brilliant cast and crew that havent missed a beat, audiences old and new will celebrate the homecoming of Americas favorite working-class family. (Adam Rose/ABC via Getty Images) ROSEANNE BARR, JOHN GOODMAN
ROSEANNE - Iconic comedy series Roseanne returns to The ABC Television Network on Tuesday, March 27, at 8 p.m. EDT, with nine new episodes featuring the complete original cast - Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role. New cast joining the one-of-a-kind Conner family includes Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner. With fresh stories that tackle todays issues and even more laughs from a brilliant cast and crew that havent missed a beat, audiences old and new will celebrate the homecoming of Americas favorite working-class family. (Adam Rose/ABC via Getty Images) ROSEANNE BARR, JOHN GOODMAN
ROSEANNE - Iconic comedy series Roseanne returns to The ABC Television Network on Tuesday, March 27, at 8 p.m. EDT, with nine new episodes featuring the complete original cast - Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role. New cast joining the one-of-a-kind Conner family includes Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner. With fresh stories that tackle todays issues and even more laughs from a brilliant cast and crew that havent missed a beat, audiences old and new will celebrate the homecoming of Americas favorite working-class family. (Adam Rose/ABC via Getty Images) SARA GILBERT, LAURIE METCALF, ROSEANNE BARR
ROSEANNE - 'No Country for Old Women' - After Beverly gets kicked out of the nursing home, Roseanne and Jackie fight over who will take care of their mother. Meanwhile, Mark's creative touch with building a birdhouse for Dan's customer is more than Dan can handle, but Darlene defends her son, on the sixth episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Greg Gayne/ABC via Getty Images) JOHN GOODMAN, LAURIE METCALF, ROSEANNE BARR
ROSEANNE - 'Darlene v. David' - David unexpectedly shows up for Harris' birthday after being absent for years, forcing Darlene to re-examine their relationship and the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Roseanne and Jackie's mother, Bev, temporarily moves into the Conner home after an incident at the nursing home prevents her from returning, on the fifth episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, APRIL 17 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Greg Gayne/ABC via Getty Images) ROSEANNE BARR, ESTELLE PARSONS
ROSEANNE - 'Go Cubs' - The Conners can't pay their Wi-Fi bill, so they befriend their new neighbors to use the internet for Mary to Skype with mom Geena, who is stationed in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Dan loses an important job and D.J. admits post-military life has been hard, so they come up with a plan to make extra money, on the seventh episode of the revival of 'Roseanne,' TUESDAY, MAY 8 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Adam Rose/ABC via Getty Images) ROSEANNE BARR, JOHN GOODMAN
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Later Tuesday morning, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey released a statement announcing that the network had cancelled Roseanne in response to the outrage surrounding Barr's remark. ABC subsequently removed all references to the revival series on its press site and Viacom pulled all re-runs of the sitcom's entire run from all of its channels.

Barr declared that she was going to leave Twitter on Tuesday morning, only to return in the evening with a late-night tweet storm that blamed her original offending tweet on Ambien, and then called out several of her co-stars for throwing her "under the bus."

 

RELATED CONTENT:

‘Roseanne’ Cancellation: What Does This Mean for Its Emmys Chances?

Roseanne Barr Says She's 'Not a Racist' Amid Fallout

Will 'Roseanne' Get a Spinoff Following Cancellation? Here's What We Know

 

Read Full Story