Once again, Drescher's real life became a TV series: "Happily Divorced," about a woman whose husband comes out of the closet:
"How do you know this isn't some mid-life crisis thing? You've never been with a man. Trust me, it's not that great!"
But for all the bumps in her life, public and private, Drescher has never been one for self-pity.
"You know, everything has led me to this moment," she said. And how is this moment?
Talk about a fairytale ending: These days, Drescher is making her Broadway debut in "Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella."
As the Wicked Stepmother,
Drescher's wardrobe is spectacular, but also back-breakingly heavy.
"You have to carry yourself with the kind of gait that makes you stiff and uncomfortable after a while," she said, "so they have physical therapists here twice a week. You just sign up and it's included. So I said, just sign me up for the twice-a-week!"
Watching her on stage, it's easy to forget that this is her first time on Broadway. After all, Drescher is used to holding her head high, and letting her voice -- that voice -- ring out.
"When you were little, did you have the voice you have now?
"I think so," Drescher said. "Thank God. 'Thank you, Lord!' I've never had trouble getting boyfriends. But, you know, I guess they're all a little deaf."
For more info:
- "The Nanny" (Nick at Nite)
- Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" (Official site)
- "Happily Divorced" (TV Land)
- Follow @frandrescher on Twitter
- Cancer Schmancer Movement
- Photos on Fran Drescher fan site (in German)
- Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.
- Valentino's Pizzeria & Restaurant, Queens, N.Y.