ABC's “Roseanne” revival continues to draw viewers, and ratings soar despite controversial episodes.

Actress Emma Kenney, who plays Darlene's daughter, is one of the new additions to the original cast.


In the original series, Darlene Conner marries longtime boyfriend, David Healy, and they have a daughter named Harris. In the “Roseanne” reboot Harris is now a teenager. In real life Kenney is 18, though In Touch and E! News  report that she hinted at underage drinking when she revealed she's been hanging out with an older Hollywood crowd.

She told E! News:

“I was running with a really fast crowd. I was being naive and very immature, and I was doing things I should not be doing because it was illegal and I’m not 21.

It wasn't healthy, and it was making me feel even worse—anxious and depressed. It was just a slippery slope that I did not want to go down. And I knew that I needed to stop it."

The 18-year-old announced she's in a dark time and is seeking help for a personal battle. Though the actress didn't reveal details, she did say she's going to get treatment and explained that her wild behavior contributed to her decision.

Kenney told In Touch:        .

“I just think I need a mental sanity break and a break from the Hollywood scene.”

She explained that she wants to set a good example for others going through a bad time:

"I just want to send a message to my fans saying that it’s OK to admit that you need help, and it doesn’t make you weak.

I know I’m making the right choice by going to treatment, and I’m going to come out the other side the right Emma, the true Emma that I’ve always been."

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Kenny tweeted April 9 that she would bring her life back into balance outside Los Angeles.

She wrote:

hello & goodbye (for a bit) ive decided to take a break from social media and LA for a minute. this sounds so cliche but this town/industry can really get to you. going to re-find my peace happiness.

On the day Kenney announced her treatment, onscreen mother Sara Gilbert praised her co-star's decision to seek help on an episode of “The Talk.”

Gilbert, fellow child star, commends Kenney's self-awareness as a teenager:

"I just first want to say, Emma, I’m so proud of you. I know that the whole cast and crew are so proud of you and it takes a lot of courage… We all have demons and it takes a lot of courage to face them, particularly at 18. I envy you.

If I could go back to being 18 and start doing things to better myself at the pace you’re doing, I would be a better person today. So I commend you, I love you and I know you will come out the other side. And thank you for speaking up and being an example ...”

Kenney, who has been acting since age 10, hopes her break from the spotlight — and toxic Hollywood scene — will help her make better choices in the future.