No fan of The Nanny may ever overlook the intro to the present—an animated sequence that introduces all the characters whereas the well-known theme music concerning the “flashy woman from Flushing” performs. The parade of dancing animated characters contains the youngest member of the Sheffield household, Grace, performed by Madeline Zima. On the time that the present premiered in 1993, Zima was solely eight years previous—and it wasn’t even her first appearing gig.
Now, Zima is 36, and whereas she remains to be an actor at the moment, she has sophisticated reminiscences about getting her begin within the enterprise at such a younger age. Learn on to see what Zima is to date and to learn the way she feels about The Nanny at the moment.
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By the point Zima started starring on The Nanny, she had already appeared within the 1992 thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Earlier than that, she obtained her begin in commercials. “My first audition was an open name for a Downey [sic] industrial after I was 24 months previous,” she stated throughout a Reddit Ask Me Something in 2013. “Loopy! I booked it out of 1,000 different infants.”
In a 2013 interview with The TV Web page (through Showbiz CheatSheet), Zima stated that she did not have the most effective time filming The Nanny.
“It wasn’t a enjoyable expertise,” she stated. “There have been different experiences on different units the place individuals handled me kindly. I labored after I was 5 years previous on The Hand That Rocks The Cradle and everyone was fantastic to work with on that set. Folks handled me as they need to have—as a result of I used to be a toddler. There was only a kindness and a sensitivity that did not exist on the set of The Nanny. They handled me extra like a prop than like a human being. At a sure level I can not faux prefer it was some nice expertise anymore.”
She added, “[I]t bums so many individuals out as a result of they love the present. They’re like ‘What’s flawed with this woman? Why did not she prefer it?’ However I might relatively be sincere. I’ve been diplomatic and impartial and politically right lengthy sufficient.”
Zima shared related sentiments on Reddit, and wrote, “I used to be a toddler and it was extra emotionally scarring than something.”
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Talking with KTLA in 2019, Zima stated that she was nonetheless in a position to study from being on The Nanny.
“I’m grateful for The Nanny and the expertise, and it modified me as an individual, however for the most effective,” she stated. “I do know a lot about appearing, about story, about timing and that is from Fran [Drescher] and watching her and watching everyone on the present who was so sensible. So, I am grateful for it regardless that there have been some robust moments like all the things in life.”
Zima not too long ago reunited along with her co-stars just about, when the solid did a “Pandemic Desk Learn” of the primary episode in April 2020.
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Zima continued her profession in present enterprise after The Nanny ended. She’s additionally identified for enjoying Mia on Californication from 2007 to 2011 and Gretchen on Heroes in 2009 and 2010.
Extra not too long ago, the previous youngster star has been in episodes of Twin Peaks, You, Perry Mason, and Hacks, and within the motion pictures Bombshell and Bliss. She’s additionally set to seem in Netflix’s adaptation of the comedian sequence Grendel.