Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley will not appear in Fuller House. When plans to make a reboot of Full House initially began, many fans hoped that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen would once again take on the role of Michelle Tanner once again. But now Lori Loughlin, who portrays Becky Katsopolis, revealed that the Olsen twins skipped the reboot, reported the Huffington Post.
“[It’s] wrapped and they didn’t come in,” summed up Lori.
Loughlin’s revelation about the Olsen twins confirms what John Stamos previously had said when the actor portraying Jesse Katsopolis appeared on Watch What Happens Live.
“[The Olsen twins are] in a different phase in their life,” said Stamos.
As for those who hoped that Mary-Kate and Ashley might surprise fans with a cameo, Loughlin poured cold water on the flames of their dreams.
“No, I don’t think they’re going to make a cameo. They didn’t this season,” said the actress about the possibility that the Olsen twins could appear in future episodes.
But even without Mary-Kate and Ashley, Lori said that the stars of the original Full House enjoyed the opportunity to create a reboot that, in many ways, seemed as if time had never passed.
“After you got over the initial surreal experience of like, ‘Wow, we’re here again,’ we sort of fell back into line exactly as we were. And we had a lot of laughs and a lot of good times and it was a lot like picking up right where we left off.”
For those who wondered if the warmth and friendships portrayed on the initial version of Full House rang true, Loughlin claims that they truly had fun together.
“You couldn’t breathe, that kind of laughter,” said Lori of the shared joy the actors experienced.
The decision to create a Full House reboot and turn it into a Netflix show called Fuller House may not have attracted the Olsen twins, but it did entice most of the other stars, said Loughlin. Among those starring in future episodes of Fuller House are Candace Cameron as D.J. Tanner, Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner, and Andrea Barber as Kimmy Gibler. And although Mary-Kate and Ashley reportedly won’t be among them, other cameos promise to charm audiences as well.
“So, for the very first episode we were all there… then we came on throughout the season and we each did different episodes on our own,” revealed Loughlin. “I did one episode where it was just me and the girls… we were all in the first one, and then sprinkled out through the rest of the season.”
Although Bob Saget as Danny Tanner was one of the most popular stars, Lori revealed that he had to skip the finale filming because of the Broadway play Hand to God. However, John Stamos and Dave Coulier as Joey Gladstone took on the challenge of making it memorable.
As for Mary-Kate and Ashley, the Olsen twins have been busy making their own memories. But that doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten their Full House co-stars.
Saget and Ashley reunited at the opening night performance of Hand to God, reported Us Weekly.
“Loved having my dear friend Ashley Olsen at my welcoming opening of @HandToGodBway last night,” shared Bob on social media.
Ashley and Mary-Kate shared the role of Saget’s daughter Michelle Tanner on the original Full House. The Olsen twins didn’t seem to annoy Bob in the same way as John Stamos. “Uncle Jesse” admitted that he did at one point urge producers to replace the Olsen twins.
“It is sort of true that the Olsen twins cried a lot,” confessed Stamos. “It was very difficult to get the shot. So that is actually 100 percent accurate.”
As for Mary-Kate Olsen, the 29-year-old is set to wed 46-year-old Olivier Sarkozy next summer, according to the Daily Mail.
Olivier and Mary-Kate became engaged in March 2014, and the wedding is planned for June in the Hamptons.
Both Olsen twins recently gave fans reason for concern as rumors swirled that Ashley was suffering symptoms of Lyme disease while Mary-Kate still struggled with anorexia, as the Inquisitr reported.
Some have attributed the Olsen twins’ decision to skip the Full House reboot to those health concerns.
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