Is she or isn’t she?
That’s the ongoing question fans have for Cardi B‘s involvement in the highly anticipated reboot of ‘The Nanny.’
Last October, Fran Drescher – famous for portraying the high fashioned children’s caregiver on the hit 90’s sitcom’s – took to ‘The Real’ to say she was interested in casting the rapstress as the “new Nanny for the 21st century.” Likening their thick New York accents, exaggerative fashion senses, and – of course – nasally speaking voices, actress/comedian was sure the ‘Bodak Yellow’ beauty would be the best fit for the role – a sentiment Cardi took to Instagram to echo.
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Despite the hoop-la, Drescher admitted in a radio interview just months later the deal would not be moving forward. Taking to SiriusXM’s ‘The Michael Yo Show’ in April, she stated:
“Truth be told, I’m not developing [‘The Nanny’] as a television series right now,” she admitted. “I’ve talked to [Cardi B’s] representation.”
Apparently, things have changed since then.
Spotted at Monday’s NBC’s ‘Comedy Stars Here’ event in Los Angeles (September 16), Drescher said “big ‘Nanny’ news’ is coming in the next few weeks and not only doubled down on her desire to have Cardi assume the show’s titular role, but also said she’s been in talks with the rapper’s team.
“We’re not ready to dive into it yet, but [the announcement of talking with her team] was just kind of laying out groundwork,” she said. “I do think [Cardi’s] great, and she would be kinda like my top choice, if she’s disciplined to do this show every week. It can be a grind, but she’s got a baby now and it could be a very comfortable, lovely way to, you know, work, be seen worldwide, and still do mini-concert tours when you’re on hiatus.”
The 61-year-old also confirmed the series would not be a “reboot” in the traditional sense as much as it would be a revival of the show’s concept. As such, the likelihood of its original characters reassuming their roles is low.
“We would have to write it for somebody else, which I would be excited to do actually,” she shares. “I could play Sylvia, the mom. And John Leguizamo could play [Fran’s dad], Morty. So, you know, we’ll see. There’s a lot of opportunities to do something fantastic with it and bring it right into the 21st century.”
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In the same interview Drescher stated there was one last “big contract” that needed to be negotiated before the official announcement of the show’s return could be made. Could she be referring to the “Trap Selena”? Time will tell. The “Fran Fine” news come just a day after Cardi took to Instagram to announce her intent to release her sophomore album, go on her first headlining tour, and have another baby in 2020. We wouldn’t mind seeing her add “filming a television show” to that list.
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