Fuller House will continue to be one Tanner short. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin said producers have given up hope of convincing Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen to appear on the Netflix Full House spinoff. The Olsen twins famously shared the role of youngest sibling Michelle Tanner on the original ABC series.
“We’ve tried everything,” Sweetin told ET of trying to get the Olsen twins to make a cameo on Fuller House.“I think we’ve kinda given up.”
Sweetin’s comments echo those of Fuller House star and executive producer John Stamos. Stamos told E! News that he is constantly asked about the Olsens and that he has done everything he can to try to woo them back.
“I’ve said it,” Stamos said. “I can’t say it anymore. They’re 100 percent welcome and I would love them to do the show this year.”
According to TV Guide, at last fall’s TCA fall preview panel, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said the Olsen twins were mulling over the idea of making a cameo on Fuller House.
“The Olsen twins are teetering on whether or not they’ll be around,” Sarandos said.
It was later revealed that the famous twins decided to pass on the Fuller House acting opportunity to instead focus on their fashion brands and other business endeavors. Their decision may have been fueled by hurt feelings over the fact that they felt out of the loop regarding the Fuller House reboot. In an interview with Women’s World Daily, the Olsen twins claimed that didn’t even know about the reboot until executive producer John Stamos announced it on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Mary-Kate Olsen said she was shocked she hadn’t heard from Stamos and Ashley said she planned to call her TV dad, Bob Saget, to get the scoop on the new series. On the day the Full House sequel was announced, Mary-Kate Olsen said she had just heard about it.
“We just found out about it today,” Mary-Kate told WWD. “I guess we’re going to talk to the creators and see what’s happening. I’m shocked I haven’t heard from John.”
“I ran into Bob the other day and we didn’t even talk about it. I’m going to call [Saget] and get his perspective,” Ashley Olsen told the magazine.
In a now now-deleted tweet, Stamos slammed the twins’ claim that they didn’t know about the new Fuller House series, writing “I call bulls**t.”
No matter what the behind-the-scenes drama is, fans are still holding out hope to see an adult Michelle Tanner make an appearance on Fuller House. Some fans would even settle for the Olsen twins’ sister, Elizabeth, in the role.
If the Olsen twins aren't gonna be in Fuller house season 2 at least let their younger sister Elizabeth be in it, that's kinda the closest????— Brittny (@Brriittny) March 22, 2016
Fuller house would be so much better with the Olsen twins— katherssss (@Katherine_26J) June 18, 2016
The Olsen twins turn 30 today. But don't let that distract you from the real problem here...the fact that they declined to do Fuller House.— Nick Buongiovanni (@Nick_TheHat) June 14, 2016
Fuller house would've been 10 times better if the Olsen twins would've been part of it smh— septumus prime (@fabfridaaa) June 4, 2016
Ever feel like everything is ok in the world and then remember that neither of the Olsen twins came back for fuller house..life is a sham.— Emily Constantino (@Emily_Ruth17) May 26, 2016
While the Olsens’ character will be a no-show for yet another season of Fuller House (it was revealed in the premiere of the spinoff that the Michelle character is living in New York running her fashion empire, a joke that pointed to the twin sibs’ real life career in the fashion industry), Sweetin teased that there will still be a lot of other celebrity cameos for Season 2.
“We have a lot,” Sweetin told ET. “A lot of people that have been talked about for like 30 years are going to be on the show. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Sweetin previously told ET that her character, Stephanie Tanner, will have a boyfriend for the second season of the show and that loyal Fuller House fans may recognize him.
“Who it is, is a really fun surprise,” Sweetin said of her Fuller House love interest. “So I think fans are going to enjoy that. The audience [at the taping] seemed to really love it. There could be a connection to [someone from] Full House.”
Fuller House star Candace Cameron-Bure also teased the possibility of guest stars that will take fans back to the ’90s.
“There are definitely going to be some more throwback guest stars on this season,” Bure told ET. “So old Full House fans will have fun seeing some very familiar faces.”
The first season of Fuller House boasted a lineup of guest stars that included CSI: Miami star Eva LaRue, singer Macy Gray, and Dancing with the Stars pro dancers Maksim and Val Chmerkovskiy.
So, who can fans expect to see on Fuller House Season 2? At least one ’80s throwback guest star has signed on to the show: Former Growing Pains star Alan Thicke. Thicke played psychiatrist Jason Seaver, the father of Candace Cameron-Bure’s real life brother, Kirk, on the 1980s sitcom. And according to IMDB, Thicke will play Jason Seaver on Fuller House, too.
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