Fans of Full House fans will have to give up on the thought of Mary-Kate and Ashley returning to reprise their roles of Michelle Tanner on the Netflix reboot, Fuller House. The cast has already “given up” on the famous twins, according to a new report.
Former child star and Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin spoke to Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of Kubo and the Two Strings in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 14. Sweetin, who grew up alongside the Olsen twins while playing their beloved sister Stephanie Tanner, said that the twins are set on not making a comeback.
“We’ve tried everything,” Sweetin revealed. “I think we’ve kinda given up.”
But, have no fear, because there will be other guest cameos on the second season of the show, which is still in production and will include a special Thanksgiving episode along with a special Christmas episode. In the first season, which debuted back in February, the Fuller House cast revealed that Michelle is working on her “fashion empire” in New York while giving a look to the camera. John Stamos told People that the scene was not a diss towards the Olsen twins.
“It was my idea. I thought, let’s just be simple and look at the camera. And it’s not a diss by any means. I just thought it was funny to go, ‘We get it, too.'”
The fans should understand that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen don’t need to return to the show. The twosome revealed in 2010 that they have retired from acting – and with good reason. Like Michelle, Mary-Kate and Ashley also have an ever-growing fashion empire. They are the minds behind the luxury brands Elizabeth and James and The Row.
Back in May, the Olsen twins unveiled their first-ever New York flagship for The Row in the Upper East Side. And then in late July, they unveiled their Los Angeles flagship store for Elizabeth and James, as reported by Harper’s Bazaar. The store, located at The Grove, has been in the works for years, according to Ashley Olsen, who said in a press release.
“The Grove is an LA institution. We’ve waited ten years to do this and are pleased for Elizabeth and James to be part of what makes The Grove so special.”
Like the Olsens’ The Row store in New York, the Elizabeth and James flagship will allow you to shop their ready-to-wear collection, accessories, and fragrances along with their home décor, hand-selected by Mary-Kate and Ashley themselves. Don’t expect them to greet you at the door, though.
The often private twins rarely make a public appearance. When they do, it’s a treat. According to the Daily Mail, Mary-Kate and Ashley made a rare appearance when they celebrated their new store in Los Angeles last month. The 30-year-old twins were in attendance along with their younger sister, Elizabeth Olsen, 27.
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In a bizarre new interview with Who What Wear, the Olsen twins had little to say about their fashion empire. And why should they? Their brand speaks for itself and brings in the money. The Olsens talked a little about the opening of their first brick-and-mortar store for Elizabeth and James, and offered some career advice for budding fashion designers or moguls in the making.
“No is a full sentence.”
When it came to giving fashion advice, Mary-Kate simply responded, “Jeans and a T-shirt. Less is more.” Meanwhile, Ashley said “the right underpinnings” is one must-have item a woman should have in her closet by the age of 30.
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Since Mary-Kate and Ashley are very busy women, they were asked about their morning or nightly rituals. Mary-Kate says she relies on music to get her through the day, while Ashley just counts on getting her z’s every night. As for how they balance their busy lives, they say that teamwork is key to their brand.
“We work as a team, side-by-side every day. At times it can get overwhelming, but at the end of day you care so much that you find the energy to keep going. Balance will always be a struggle.”
What are your thoughts on Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen? Do you think they are doing fine without Fuller House? Sound off below in the comments section.
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