With Fuller House gearing up for production of its first season on Netflix, many are left wondering why the Olsen twins have yet to commit to appear in the reboot, especially since pretty much all of the rest of the original cast are set to reprise their roles. With that in mind, John Stamos recently revealed that he almost had the Olsen twins fired in the original series, Full House.
“It is sort of true that the Olsen twins cried a lot,” Stamos said during a panel discussion on his new show, Grandfathered.
“It was very difficult to get the shot. So that is actually 100 percent accurate,” he added, referring to how long it would take to get a shot with the twins.
Stamos went on to reveal that producers actually brought in other kids to replace the Olsen twins.
“They brought in a couple of unattractive redheaded kids,” he stated. “We tried that for a while and that didn’t work. We were like, all right, get the Olsen twins back. And that’s the story!”
Meanwhile, with the reboot including the return of a lot of the original cast members, including Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Bob Saget, and Lori Loughlin, the Olsen twins still haven’t decided on whether or not they will make an appearance on Fuller House.
In fact, according to People, executive producer Robert L. Boyett originally stated that the twins would not reprise their role as Michelle Tanner in the series.
“It has been exciting to see how they have built their professional careers, and I support their choice to focus on their fashion brands and various endeavors,” he said.
Although they initially rejected the offer to be a part of the reboot, Ted Sarandos, head of Netflix’s content acquisition department, stated that the Olsen twins are now considering a comeback.
“The Olsen twins are teetering whether or not they’ll be around,” Sarandos revealed during a press tour for the Television Critics Association.
Sarandos added that while the new series picks up a number of years since the original ended, it has the same feel to it.
“It’s a show that’s very much in the spirit of the original,” he explained. “At the taping of the episode this past week, you know, when the cast shows up on stage, the audience reacts immediately, and the actors have fallen right back into these roles.”
Fuller House is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2016.
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