Actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are reportedly not going to be in the Netflix series Fuller House.
Fans and critics will now have to get used to the idea of not seeing the former child stars reprise their breakthrough role as Michelle Tanner in the reunion series of the hit 90s sitcom Full House.
According to the twins’ representative, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are focusing on their careers — which is why they will not be able to rejoin their TV family on the small screen.
When it comes to the overall financial success that the Full House cast members have enjoyed since the original series ended in May 1995, the Olsen twins are definitely at the top of the list.
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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were able to develop their likeness into a lucrative brand of merchandising — including cinema, cosmetics and clothing.
Their estimated net worth is reportedly $150 million each thanks to the success of their brand and fashion labels, so it is very likely that the Olsen twins do have their hands full and schedules booked.
When it comes to acting, though, neither Mary-Kate nor Ashley Olsen have been seen on the big-screen or small-screen in new roles in quite some time. Mary-Kate Olsen starred in the 2011 film Beastly, starring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens.
In an April 2012 interview for Elle UK magazine, the Olsen twins confirmed that they were leaving the acting world behind to focus on fashion instead as a team. Ashley Olsen stated that if she ever did return to Hollywood, it would not be in front of the camera.
“I don’t have to be a pretty face. I’ve done that, but now it’s important and liberating to be on the other side of the lens. I don’t like to be the center of attention anymore. It doesn’t mean I’m not interested in Hollywood. I like the way it operates, I like the people who are involved and the sense of possibility. But if I ever get back in, it’s not going to be as an actress.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, actor John Stamos was the first to confirm the news of the Full House cast reuniting for a brand new Netflix series, Fuller House, which is currently scheduled to be released sometime in 2016.
According to Us Weekly, the John Stamos-produced series will focus on D.J. Tanner’s life as a widowed mother raising her kids alongside her longtime best friend and fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler.
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Even though Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not be reprising their role as Michelle Tanner in the new series, there are numerous plot twists (or even cast changes) that could be used in order to fill the void.
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