“Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer is planning to buck the current celebrity trend of withholding inheritance from their children, he says.
The 67-year-old actor made the statements during an interview with Fox News Digital in a report published on Wednesday.
“My kids are going to get their inheritance,” Grammer confirmed.
This comes after Marie Osmond made headlines for saying she’s not leaving her kids “any money” to help them avoid “laziness and entitlement.”
“If the United States has decided they don’t want to give it to them, we’ll go someplace else,” the “Frasier” actor went on. “But, you know, I got to make sure that they’re well cared for because that’s my job.”
Grammer has been married four times and has seven children aged 39 to 6. He has an estimated net worth of $80 million, which he earned from starring on the hit NBC series for more than a decade and eventually making a record-high $1.6 million per episode.
Now Grammer is working with Paramount+ on a revival of “Frasier” which he insists is not a reboot.
“It’s technically not really a reboot,” the actor told Fox News. “It’s another spinoff to a spinoff within a spinoff within a, you know, a mystery within an enigma,” he said, referencing how the original “Frasier” was a spinoff of the hit show, “Cheers.”
“Technically it’s act four for Frasier because he went off to Chicago for 18 years, supposedly, and then had a life there that we don’t really know about. We’ll discover some of what happened there in the subsequent shows,” Grammer explained of the project.
“We are very excited about this new world that he’s stepping into and this new Frasier that he’s going to be carving out,” he continued. “And there will be some return visits from the legacy cast of the ‘Frasier’ show. But it became clear that that was not going to be what we were going to do.”
While the new series won’t be based in Seattle, Grammer promised that nostalgia will play a role in the newest “Frasier” iteration.
“I can assure the audience that it will still be playing up to the audience,” he told fans. “That the old sort of indelible thing about our show was always we tried not to make contemporary culture too much a part of it so that it would date itself. “
Ultimately, the actor said that while the landscape of television has changed dramatically since the series ended in 2004, there are some elements of successful shows which are eternal.
“In the end, this is what’s funny about it, the stuff that works still works,” Grammer said. “The stuff that always worked still works. You know, it’s got to be funny and relevant and connected to the human heart. If it doesn’t have any real connection to the human heart, there’s no point in doing it.”
The revival, also called “Frasier,” is expected to premiere in the fall of 2023.