Fran Drescher's trademark laugh could soon be echoing through the U.S. Senate chamber in Washington D.C.
The 51-year-old "Nanny" actress tells People magazine she's offering up her name for consideration as a replacement for New York Senator Hillary Clinton, who was recently nominated as Secretary of State by President-elect Barack Obama.
"I'm a New Yorker. It's a part of the fabric of my being," says Drescher, who earlier this year was appointed as a special U.S. diplomat for health issues. "It just seems natural to me to throw my hat in the ring."
If Hillary Clinton is confirmed, New York Gov. David Paterson would appoint someone to take over her seat for a two-year period. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter and only surviving child of President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Bouvier, has also expressed interest in taking over the Senate seat.
Drescher says fans across the country constantly ask about her political ambitions. "It was one of the single most-asked questions: When are you going to run? Only second to: Is that your real voice?" Drescher says with a laugh.