Almost the entire cast from Full House is proving that you can go home again with the reboot of the sitcom, entitled Fuller House. But there is one exception — or two, depending on how you calculate it. Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen played one role, Michelle Tanner, starting when they were just 9 months old. But the Olsen twins will not appear when Fuller House debuts on Netflix February 26, reported People.
And the executive producer finally revealed what Ashley and Mary-Kate told him about the reason for exiting the door of Fuller House.
“Ashley said, I have not been in front of a camera since I was 17 and I don’t feel comfortable acting,” revealed executive producer Bob Boyett. “Mary-Kate said, It would have to be me because Ash doesn’t want to do it. But the timing is so bad for us.”
The production schedule created problems for the Olsen twins because the duo are busy with their career as designers for Elizabeth and James, as well as The Row. Consequently, Fuller House weaves in their actual lives by describing Michelle Tanner as away from the family due to her success as a fashion empire queen in New York.
As for how the cast reacted, they were disappointed but understanding.
“Lori [Loughlin] was talking to me about the twins and said, ‘They just won a CFDA award.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s like winning an Oscar.’ It was them and Tom Ford. I get where they’re at,” revealed John Stamos.
Moreover, the Olsen twins have become separated from the rest of the cast, who have remained primarily in Los Angeles while the twins tend to frequent New York City. The generation gap also comes into play.
“They’re family members,” emphasized Dave Coulier. “But I think they have a different perspective. When we get together and we reminisce, they were babies [at the time]. So they don’t share those same memories. I can’t really speak for them but I would understand why they don’t have the same sentiments that we all do.”
John Stamos Gets Snarky
But John Stamos got snarky in talking about the Olsen twins, reported E! News.
Chatting on The Tonight Show, John expressed his enjoyment at getting together again with so many familiar faces from their Full House days, including Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron-Bure, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Bob Saget, Jodie Sweetin, Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit, Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, and Scott Weinger. But as for Mary-Kate and Ashley’s absence?
“It was just like a family reunion where some of the family members didn’t show up,” snarked Stamos.
John also discussed the Olsen twins on Howard Stern’s talk show.
“They said first I didn’t ask them. And I didn’t personally, but I was told they were asked,” said Stamos. “So, I had a knee-jerk reaction and said, ‘Bulls**t, I did ask them.’ And they got upset, so I did call and talked to Mary-Kate and explained what the show is going to be and told them I’d love for them to be on there and they decided not to.”
Moreover, John contends that the Olsen twins have become fearful of what’s involved in acting.
“They just were afraid of acting. They don’t consider themselves actresses. I said, ‘Maybe you guys will just be in New York and we’ll do a phone call or something,’ and they were like, ‘Let us think about it,’ and it just wasn’t for them, so…”
Candace Cameron-Bure Opens Door Of ‘Fuller House’
In addition to Stamos, Candace Cameron-Bure has been dishing on the Full House reboot, noted E! News.
Using her platform as a co-host on The View as well as social media, Candace shared the inside scoop on her role as DJ Tanner-Fuller. Jodie Sweetin plays Stephanie Tanner, while Andrea Barber portrays Kimmy Gibbler.
Fuller House tells the tale of how DJ gets help from Stephanie and Kimmy after becoming a widow with three children following the death of her husband, a firefighter. And Candace is enjoying the opportunity to return to her TV family.
“Fuller House carries the same emotional, loving, family tone through the show that the original did,” shared Candace. “It’s crazy to be back here again.”
[Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images]