Fran Drescher Sitcom Draws From Real Life

Monday, January 24th 2005, 9:33 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Fran Drescher draws liberally from real-life experience in her upcoming comedy series ``Living With Fran.''

She portrays an older woman who dates a man in his 20s. Drescher herself dated a man 16 years her junior for four years.

One episode echoes a scene where her boyfriend's father and stepmother came over for a visit and the stepmom was two years younger than Drescher. She rifled through her closet to find something tie-dyed to look younger.

In another show, Drescher learns that the live-in boyfriend is secretly hanging on to his old apartment in case something goes wrong.

``In the series, eventually he gives up the apartment by the end of the episode because our love is true,'' she told reporters Saturday. ``In real life, he kept the apartment and now he's back in it.''