Fran Drescher has moved on from being the Nanny as she currently serves as the president of SAG-AFTRA and runs its incredibly pivotal charity, Cancer Schmancer. At the same time, the streaming songs for the babysitter on HBOMax continues to take off as a new generation discovers the beloved Fran Fine and Sheffield family. In this age of reboots and revivals, Fran, 64, joked that if she did one it should be named the grandmother† However, on the HollywoodLife Podcast, she said it could possibly happen!
“Being the president of SAG-AFTRA, I’m so exhausted by so many demands placed on me, in addition to a great career and a great organization, so I can’t quite think of committing to another series… but never say never,” Fran explained on the HollywoodLife Podcast. “Peter” [Jacobson] and Frank [Lombardi] wrote a pilot script for me and they are trying to sell it. I said, ‘If you sell it, I’ll do it.’ So we’ll see what happens, but that’s only because it’s them and they’re brilliant comedy writers for my voice.”
As the actress mentioned, she has been incredibly busy with other ventures lately, including her incredible work with her Cancer Schmancer charity, which she founded in 2007. Fran was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2000, after at least two years of symptoms and misdiagnosis by eight doctors. Her struggle to be diagnosed, as well as the knowledge she gained during her struggle, inspired her to start Cancer Schmancer, a nonprofit organization that ensures that all cancers in women are diagnosed in Stage 1, the most curable stage.
“We are a very positive, proactive, empowering organization helping to put the power of your health and control over your own body back in your hands by learning more and transforming from patient into a medical consumer, knowing the questions to ask knowing how your lifestyle affects your body’s ability to thwart and resist certain diseases, how your lifestyle causes inflammation, what triggers cancer, what many people don’t realize,” explains Fran .
Recently a fan of the babysitter wrote a book called N is for the babysitter, an eye-catching picture book that teaches young readers the alphabet through references to the 1990s sitcom, and 100 percent of the proceeds from sales go to Cancer Schmancer. “It is a wonderful book with beautiful illustrations that everyone who loved it the babysitter or has a child would enjoy!” Fran, who wrote the foreword, gushed.
Fans can buy N is for the babysitter at CancerSchmancer.org! Listen to the full HollywoodLife Podcast interview with Fran here.