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The Nanny: Fran Drescher reveals a surprising detail about Mr Sheffield’s home


The Nanny’s Fran Drescher reveals a very surprising detail about Mr Sheffield’s swanky Manhattan home

The Nanny debuted made its television debut almost three decades ago.

And lead actress Fran Drescher revealed on Thursday there was an interesting detail about the design of Mr Sheffield’s Manhattan home.

The 63-year-old explained on The Morning Show that a circular staircase was installed to make sure her character could ‘do a fashion show in every episode’.

Design feature: The Nanny’s Fran Drescher revealed on Thursday there was an interesting detail about the design of Mr Sheffield’s Manhattan home in the classic ’90s sitcom. Pictured on The Morning Show with hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies

The spiral staircase meant viewers got to see every inch of Fran Fine’s outfits from all angles, rewarding the efforts of the show’s wardrobe department.   

‘Myself and Peter Jacobson, who were the co-creators and executive producers, we had a lot to discuss with Brenda Cooper, who was the costume designer that we hand-picked,’ she said.

In order to highlight Ms Cooper’s hard work, they asked for the set designer to adjust the design of the living room to drew attention to the clothes.  

‘Peter was the one that insisted on the circular staircase so that I could do a fashion show in every episode and make an entrance,’ she explained. 

Addition: The 63-year-old explained on The Morning Show that a circular staircase (pictured) was installed to make sure her character could 'do a fashion show in every episode'

Addition: The 63-year-old explained on The Morning Show that a circular staircase (pictured) was installed to make sure her character could ‘do a fashion show in every episode’ 

Fashion show: The spiral staircase meant viewers got to see every inch of Fran Fine's outfits from all angles, rewarding the efforts of the show's wardrobe department. The show's co-creator and executive producer Peter Jacobson (left) insisted on the unique design feature

Fashion show: The spiral staircase meant viewers got to see every inch of Fran Fine’s outfits from all angles, rewarding the efforts of the show’s wardrobe department. The show’s co-creator and executive producer Peter Jacobson (left) insisted on the unique design feature

Peter also happens to be Fran’s ex-husband. 

She continued: ‘We wanted the character to look spectacular and wear couture clothes, but she shopped at a discount store, so that is how we justified it.’

Fran said that ‘costumes [are] an exquisite part’ of the television medium, so she didn’t think it was extravagant to adjust the set around her outfits. 

‘Even when we were doing the show, I used to say all the time that the clothes are as big a star as the star herself,’ she added.

Eye candy: Fran said that 'costumes [are] an exquisite part' of the television medium, so she didn't think it was extravagant to adjust the set around her outfits. Pictured with co-star Charles Shaughnessy, who played her character's love interest Maxwell Sheffield

Eye candy: Fran said that ‘costumes [are] an exquisite part’ of the television medium, so she didn’t think it was extravagant to adjust the set around her outfits. Pictured with co-star Charles Shaughnessy, who played her character’s love interest Maxwell Sheffield

Fran’s revelation about the Sheffield family home comes after she recently brought back one of the eye-catching looks she wore on the iconic ’90s sitcom.

Earlier this month, she slipped into a rainbow Moschino vest she wore during the first season of the show in 1993.

Her post on Instagram went viral, drawing plenty of attention to the fact The Nanny is now available on streaming service HBO Max.

Marvellous in Moschino: Fran's revelation about the Sheffield family home comes after she recently brought back one of the eye-catching looks she wore on the iconic '90s sitcom

Marvellous in Moschino: Fran’s revelation about the Sheffield family home comes after she recently brought back one of the eye-catching looks she wore on the iconic ’90s sitcom 

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