Though he entertains plenty of people and followers through his political and cultural musings on Twitter, James Woods (shown above left) has been semi-retired as an actor for a while now.
He has done voice work almost exclusively since 2014.
The actor has said that becoming more outspoken about his conservative views has essentially gotten him blacklisted in Hollywood.
Another right-leaning artist who seems to have been at least partially blacklisted is Roseanne Barr (above right).
The outspoken Trump supporter returned to television screens earlier this year with a revival of her popular sitcom, “Roseanne.” The series earned huge ratings and high praise for daring to portray a Trump-supporting character in a sympathetic light — and for tackling hot button issues from a blue-collar perspective.
That show came to a halt, though, when Barr fired off a tweet against former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett that some deemed to be racist.
Though she apologized almost immediately for the tweet, Barr’s show was canceled, a move many people felt was political, considering that entertainers on the Left have said far worse things and still find themselves comfortably employed.
As part of her apology, Barr, 65, signed away the rights to her show, which is returning to television as “The Conners,” a spinoff series that will kill her character off. It has no creative input at all from the comedian.
It’s highly unlikely “The Conners” will find the same success as “Roseanne” without the involvement of its original creator, and many fans are still hoping Barr returns to television with another sitcom in the future.
It’s unclear what Barr will be focusing on next professionally. She recently appeared on comedian Joe Rogan’s podcast and mentioned speaking more about parenting young males. She also jumped back on Twitter briefly to urge people to subscribe to her YouTube channel, where she has been posting short videos.
One fan who seems ready for Barr to return to television is James Woods.
The Academy Award nominee recently posted a picture of Barr on Twitter to show he was a fan.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 14, 2018
Asked later by a Twitter user whether he would consider teaming up with Barr for a new sitcom, Woods said he was very open to the idea.
“Hey @RealJamesWoods why don’t you and @therealroseanne do a crazy sitcom together? I’d watch it for sure,” the user wrote the actor.
Woods responded, “I would consider doing that.”
I would consider doing that. https://t.co/obhTyHjgrC
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 16, 2018
It seems to be hard enough for one conservative to remain employed on a show — so keeping two employed is a bit of a stretch. Yet a sitcom starring Woods and Barr would be a huge success. Both have massive fan bases and can mix drama and comedy better than most.
Some of Woods’ best work is actually in the comedy department. He’s appeared on “Family Guy” multiple times, and one of his most famous roles is as Hades in Disney’s “Hercules.”
He has also done live-action comedy films such as “The Hard Way” and “Be Cool.”
The right-leaning “Last Man Standing” is also earning incredible ratings right now, and it’s proof enough there needs to be more balanced, honest comedy on television right now. Woods and Barr are the perfect people to do just that.
Check out a clip from “The Conners,” which premieres tonight on ABC, below: