The flashy lady from Flushing could also be coming again to tv quickly — however sadly, she gained’t be performed by rapper Cardi B.
On Wednesday, actress Fran Drescher stopped by SiriusXM’s The Michael Yo Present the place she talked about her long-rumored reboot of The Nanny, the CBS sitcom that catapulted the 61-year-old actress to fame again within the ’90s.
Drescher has overtly campaigned to get Cardi to play the position, in a reboot that will solid Drescher as her mom. However as she advised comic Michael Yo, that request has fallen on deaf ears.
“Fact be advised, I’m not growing that as a tv sequence proper now,” Drescher admitted. “I’ve talked to her illustration.”
As an alternative, Drescher mentioned she’s collaborating with author/producer Peter Marc Jacobson (her homosexual ex-husband) and Loopy Ex-Girlfriend creator Rachel Bloom on “one thing that I feel The Nanny followers are going to be very enthusiastic about. One thing Nanny associated.”
Nonetheless, the Cardi premise lingers in Drescher’s thoughts.
“In my head, I at all times thought that for a tv sequence it may be extra enjoyable reasonably than the place are we 20 years later, to really do the present with an entire new solid and get like a Cardi B to play the Nanny and get like an Obama kind to play Mr. Sheffield. Perhaps I might be Cardi B’s mom Sylvia, and simply combine it up!” Drescher added.
Cardi was an ideal selection for Drescher to offer the present the enhance it wanted.
“I truly assume she’s humorous. I feel she’s lovely and she or he has a humorous voice. She’s from New York. She’s received the type of a star and you’ll’t purchase that. There are just a few folks like JLo and Cher and Diana Ross. It’s only a given,” mentioned Drescher. “She and I on social media, on Instagram and stuff, she’s typically placing us collectively. My image, her image. She’s very influenced by the type of myself and the nanny from again within the day and it’s very flattering to me.”
The Nanny premiered on CBS in 1993 and ran for six seasons earlier than its finale in 1999. The present adopted Drescher as Fran Tremendous, a failed bridal store employee turned make-up saleswoman from Flushing, Queens, who finds herself the nanny to British Broadway producer and millionaire Maxwell Sheffield’s three youngsters.
Now celebrating The Nanny‘s 25th anniversary, Drescher has mentioned the sitcom nonetheless has a sea of loyal followers. “Individuals actually love that present,” she advised PeopleTV in October. “It’s unreal.”
Sadly, Drescher mentioned on the time that there’s been little curiosity from networks concerning the potential for a brand new sequence.
“I’m completely down with doing [a revival],” she mentioned. “I don’t know what’s going on with a few of these networks on the market as a result of they don’t appear to be hip to the truth that there’s an obsession amongst millennials for the present and moi!”
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