Fran Drescher Confirms Talks With Cardi B’s Team About Starring in ‘The Nanny’ Reboot [Video]

Published: Thursday 19th Sep 2019 by Rashad

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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IM WITH IT !!!!This makes me so happy cause i love her ❤️

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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.

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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.”

Click here to watch the interview and see what else she said.

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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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  1. I hate black n whyte all of you. Y’all just not s*** September 19, 2019

    What a stupid post, wake us up if she actually gets the deal..

  2. Urg September 19, 2019

    I’m not really a fan of Cardi B but she can actually pull off being Frann. Tbh comdey is more of her calling than music.

  3. Pat September 19, 2019

    This is a no brainer

  4. Danny Bey September 19, 2019

    CARDI STAY WINNINNNNNGGGGGGGG. She’s already an icon. I stan

  5. Queen 👸🏾 Missy September 19, 2019

    The only female artists to make it into the top twenty are Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, who come in at No. 12 and No. 13 respectively with $29 million and $28 million in earnings. It’s also worth noting that Cardi is the youngest to make the list at 26.

    • Queen 👸🏾 Missy September 19, 2019

      Congrats to you both!

  6. Only Facts September 19, 2019

    I’m all for this, but only after we get the third album. Too soon. She needs to focus on album #2.

    But she would be amazing at this role, I can already tell. She’d probably end up winning an EMMY too LOL!

    Nicki, all of Cardi’s current and future awards say hello 🙂

  7. Queef September 19, 2019

    Drugs men gets tv deal. Bill Cosby drugs women thrown in jail

    • Dc September 19, 2019

      Ha ha u mad but FYI all this is alleged so keep hating 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽

  8. Tyty September 19, 2019

    Like I said her team don’t make any wrong moves… kudos to whoever manages her 👌🏽👌🏽

    • Fancy BISH September 19, 2019

      Exactly! ✅ 💯

  9. Fancy BISH September 19, 2019

    Cardi B aka The Female Tony Montana keeps making all the right moves! 🤣 Cardi is even giving room for Megan Thee Stallion to do her thing! Gracious Queen 🤳🏽

  10. Only Facts September 19, 2019

    Does anyone know what happened to the show Nicki Minaj was supposed to have coming out years ago that was based on her life? Am I the only one that remembers that?

    • 2bad2bme September 19, 2019

      I remember that. She was so busy trying to secure her position as the queen of rap but let many opportunities slip through the crack of her @$$

  11. Xoxo September 19, 2019

    WHY ARE THEY REBOOTING EVERYTHING????? ARE THERE NO MORE CREATIVE MINDS IN HOLLYWOOD???? CAN WE LEAVE MY CHILDHOOD ALONE??? LIKE WTF 😡❗️❗️❗️

  12. Hess September 20, 2019

    If one of the hijackers had just showed up in the ER with cutaneous anthrax, which would not be “skin irritation “ or a single lesion and not been diagnosed and aggressively treated he would probably have died… Read more <===

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