With the recent announcement from Netflix that a Full House spin-off series is well under way, Lori Loughlin is optimistic that a reunion with the old cast members might be a possibility. To date, not all of the original cast members have signed on to the new project, with the rest still in contract negotiations.
“Everyone is talking and trying to make that happen, and I think that it will happen. I’m really optimistic, and it would be great to be back together again,” she explained in an interview with Fox & Friends.
“I think for the fans it would be nice if we were all together and for us too. We all love each other. We always got along really well,” she added. “We had a good time making the show.”
As many fans of the original show may remember, Loughlin played Aunt Becky in Full House, which aired from 1988 to 1995. The new series, titled Fuller House, will star Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber, as they reprise their roles as D.J. Tanner, Stephanie Tanner, and Kimmy Gibbler.
While Lori Loughlin would love to return to series as Aunt Becky, according to Access Hollywood, she is waiting on committing until a better deal is reached between her and the studio.
“They made deals with half the cast, but not the other half. I think we would all like to come back, if the powers that be are fair to all of us,” she stated in the interview.
Fuller House is funded by Netflix and will be produced by John Stamos. Stamos will be returning as Uncle Jessie in the new series. Other former stars that remain in talks to reprise their old roles include Bob Saget and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Dave Coulier recently revealed that he would appear in the new show, but how much is still unknown.
Despite her optimism, Loughlin was still a little skeptical on the likelihood of the Olsen twins reprising the roles that launched their careers.
“It doesn’t matter how much money they get paid, they don’t care. I honestly don’t know if they want to do it. I’m sure they’re talking to them. I don’t know what’s going on there,” she told Access Hollywood.
Netflix announced that the first season of Fuller House will feature 13 episodes and is expected to air sometime next year. Hopefully, the majority of the old cast, including Lori Loughlin, will be included when the show hits the streaming service in 2016.
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