Fran Drescher Elected President of SAG-AFTRA, Rival Joely Fisher Wins Secretary-Treasurer https://t.co/IynOhKglPk— Variety (@Variety) September 3, 2021
- Icon and legend Fran Drescher has been elected as the new president of SAG-AFTRA. She defeated Matthew Modine, who ran on the rival Membership First slate, by a tally of 52.5% to 47.5%.
- Meanwhile, Joely Fisher (Til'Death) — who was Modine’s running mate won the race for secretary-treasurer, defeating Drescher’s running mate, Anthony Rapp.
- Fisher trashed Fran during the campaign saying: “Fran Drescher is a shiny object. She’s an accomplished human being. She’s a survivor. She’s talented. She’s a producer. She’s a lot of things. Should she be leading the union? Absolutely not.”
- Meanwhile Fran addressed it with a lot of grace: “What I don’t know, I promise you I will learn very quickly, and what I do know cannot be taught”.