Fran Drescher Thinks Cardi B Should Play Her Daughter In ‘The Nanny’ Reboot

Screenshots via @whatfranwore and @iamcardib on Instagram

“She’s from New York, we both have funny voices…”

Fran Drescher wants a reunion of The Nanny to happen just as much as everyone on the internet, and she already thought of the perfect new cast member. To play her daughter, Drescher thinks Cardi B would be the perfect fit. 

The rapper paid homage to the actress in an Instagram post recently, captioning her all-animal print 'fit with a caption, "Fran Drescher in @dolcegabbana," and now that we think of it, the two could probably trade wardrobes and no one would notice. 

“I was so flattered," Drescher said during an interview with People TV, in reaction to Cardi B's look. "I just thought she paid homage to me wearing animal print and said ‘Fran Drescher.'" That's when the idea occurred to her. "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!'" Can we just think about this seriously for a sec? Drescher's iconic nasal tone, Cardi B's knack for producing sounds I never knew the human body was capable of—they were meant to be cast as a family. 

Though, as Drescher pointed out, Fran's onscreen husband, Maxwell Sheffield, would have had to have left the picture for this mother-daughter combo to happen between the original series and any future reboot. "Not from me and Mr. Sheffield, I would have to have a man of color. I’m down with the brothers." Yikes! Cringey, subtly racist comment aside, please make this series happen. 

Drescher seems ready to step back into the role, but, according to her, television networks haven't yet realized the potential this reboot holds. "I don’t know what is going on with some of these networks out there," she said, "Because they do not seem to be hip to the fact that there’s an obsession amongst millennials for the show and moi!" It seems to me, if you have a hugely popular Instagram account dedicated to finding out what you wore on a show that ended nearly two decades ago, it's probably still relevant enough. 

Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, and Agyness Deyn also star

Elisabeth Moss is trying to keep it together as punk rock artist Becky Something in the trailer for forthcoming movie Her Smell. She's surrounded by iconic faces who make up her band Something She, Gayle Rankin as Ali van der Wolff and Agyness Deyn as Marielle Hell, as she grapples with the fact that her musical prowess just doesn't draw as big a crowd as it used to.

In addition to the wavering fame, Becky is "grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom," according to a press release. "When Becky's chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success." And what's clear from the trailer, Moss is absolutely meant for this role, transforming into the punk on the brink of collapse.

Rounding out the cast are Ashley Benson, Cara Delevingne, and Dan Stevens. Watch the official trailer, below. Her Smell hits theaters on April 12 in New York and 14 in L.A., with "national expansion to follow."




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In an acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards

As The 1975 accepted the BRIT Award for Best British group, outspoken frontman Matty Healy shared the words of journalist Laura Snapes as a way of calling out misogyny that remains ever-present in the music industry. Healy lifted a powerful quote from Snapes' coverage of allegations against Ryan Adams for The Guardian: "Male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of 'difficult' artists, [while] women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don't understand art."

Snapes reacted almost immediately on Twitter, saying she was "gobsmacked, and honoured that he'd use his platform to make this statement." Snapes had originally written the line for an interview she published with Sun Kil Moon singer Mark Kozelek back in 2015, in response to Kozelek publicly calling her a "bitch" who "totally wants to have my babies" because she requested to speak in person rather than via e-mail, which she brought up in the more recent piece on Adams. Kozelek's vile response, and the misogyny that allowed it to play out without real consequences, it could be argued, could have easily played out in the same way in 2019, which makes her reiteration of the line, and Healy's quoting it on such a large platform, all the more important.

It should be noted that back in December, Healy caught a bit of heat himself on Twitter for an interview with The Fader in which he insinuated that misogyny was an issue exclusive to hip-hop, and that rock 'n' roll had freed itself of it. He clarified at length on Twitter and apologized, saying, "I kinda forget that I'm not very educated on feminism and misogyny and I cant just 'figure stuff out' in public and end up trivializing the complexities of such enormous, experienced issues."