Fran Drescher reveals Donald Trump's request on The Nanny

Lawrence Kim
February 8, 2020

The 63-year-old actress pondered the time when today's U.S. president appeared in her hit sitcom The Nanny in 1993.

Drescher is the star of the brand-new NBC comedy Indebted, and she is likewise dealing with Jacobson and Crazy Ex Sweetheart star Rachel Flower on a musical adjustment of The Nanny for Broadway.

"I stood in this scene, and I said to the two of them, 'All you millionaires are alike, '" Drescher told Seth Meyers on Monday's episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers. Drescher then shared that after that take, Trump's assistant sent the production a note asking to change the word "millionaire" into "billionaire" instead.

"I thought that was too much like the money, because I know that Fran would have described someone who was rich as a millionaire", she admitted. However, the actress had reservations regarding this request and explained that the term "billionaire" is not exactly what Fran would say. "We inquired if it would certainly be ALRIGHT if we created "zillionaire" and also [Trump] stated that was great", she informed Meyers.

Before people knew Donald Trump to be the President of the United States, he was known for being a businessman who often made cameos in movies and television.

"And he said that was fine", she told the host.

The nanny, which ran six seasons and ended in 1999, is restarted.

"No one is cast anymore", Drescher and Jacobson said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"We're plotting, but we feel confident we will find a fabulous actress who is amusing, charming and has a great voice".

But Drescher has no intention of returning to its iconic role. I ask myself that every day when I'm so exhausted. "He" s a billionaire, and we 'd like you to change the script'".

Drescher is teaming up once again with her ex-husband to bring a musical adaptation of The Nanny to Broadway.

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