Fran Drescher says post-traumatic stress from rape ordeal made her skinny
Fran Drescher's amazing looks and great outfits made head turns when she starred on the '90s sitcom The Nanny.
The 60-year-old modeled some of the decade's most amazing designer creations while on the show.
But according to the actress, she looked so great in those clothes because her slender frame was due to post-traumatic stress.
Speaking out: Fran Drescher, 60, revealed that the reason she was so thin back in her Nanny days was because of PTSD
Drescher, who in 1985 was raped at gunpoint during a harrowing home invasion blamed that incident on part of the reason why she had PTSD and was so skinny.
'I'd been the victim of a violent crime about 10 years before 'The Nanny,' and I hadn't really dealt with that,' she said during a discussion at NYC's The Wing last Friday.
'I had to deal with it once I became famous and it came out, though — thank God I was in therapy! Honestly, I just loved going to work and being Fran Fine, because she was nothing but funny and light, and my life was kind of a mess. I think that was part of why I was so thin.'
The brunette beauty added, 'I look back at some of those episodes, and I remember what was going on behind the scenes, and it wasn't pretty. When I sold the show [in 1993], I was 142 pounds — and by the time we were in our fifth season, I was maybe 110 pounds. I was burning the candle at both ends.'
Horrible incident: The Nanny star was raped in 1985 at gunpoint during a harrowing home invasion. She blamed that incident on part of the reason why she had PTSD and was so skinny then
Today, having returned to a healthy weight and defeated uterine cancer, Drescher said she's all about 'honoring my body,' and doesn't miss her old physique.
The actress managed to keep some pieces from the show's wardrobe but they don't look nice on her now.
'Most of them don't fit anymore. And I'm really okay with that. I couldn't be that thin anymore and still look good.'
Coming back? Nanny fans were excited when Drescher had teased a reboot in early June. But, she shut down rumors of a revival during her Friday chat
Nanny fans were excited when Drescher had teased a reboot in early June. But, she shut down rumors of a revival during her Friday chat.
'It's not true,' the cancer survivor confirmed.
'I mean, never say never, but what I said was: Peter [Marc Jacobson, Drescher's ex-husband and 'The Nanny' co-creator] and I are working on a very exciting project that I think the fans will be very happy with — when we're ready to announce it.'
She said that because The Nanny ended with her character marrying her wealthy boss, Mr. Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy), a reboot would have to involve major structural changes and is nearly impossible to recreate.
“I’m not looking to revisit Fran Fine because, first of all, it wouldn’t be the same show. It can’t be ‘The Nanny’ — I’m Mrs. Sheffield now!” she said.
Not happening: The brunette beauty said that because The Nanny ended with her character marrying her wealthy boss, Mr. Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy), a reboot would have to involve major structural changes and is nearly impossible to recreate
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