Fran Drescher is “totally down” for a reboot of The Nanny and is especially into the idea of rapper Cardi B playing her daughter.
Drescher stopped by PeopleTV’s Chatter on Wednesday where she discussd a possible revival of the 1990s reboot. In the original series, Drescher portrayed a nanny from Queens, who treks into the posh society of Manhattan to take care of a millionaire’s kids. Of course she eventually falls in love and married the millionaire.
“I’m totally down with doing it. I don’t know what is going on with some of these networks out there because they do not seem to be hip to the fact that there’s an obsession amongst millennials for the show and moi!” she said.
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Drescher added that she would love to have Cardi B play her daughter if a network ever becomes interested in rebooting the show.
The actress asked, “Wouldn’t she be great as my daughter?”
It’s no surprise that Drescher is interested in seeing the rapper join a possible reboot. Cardi has paid homage to the actress and her character before, rocking a Dolce & Gabbana look during Milan Fashion Week as a nod to Drescher.
Drescher said of the homage, “I was so flattered. I just thought she paid homage to me wearing animal print and said ‘Fran Drescher.’ And then I got my juices flowing and thought, ‘Wait a minute, she’s from New York, we both have funny voices, she could be my daughter!”
Drescher noted that Cardi would not be the child of her onscreen love interest, Maxwell Sheffield. Instead, she has another idea for potential reboot writers.
“I would have to have a man of color,” she said. “I’m down with the brothers.”