April 28, 2015


John Stamos: Mary-Kate & Ashley Knew About the 'Fuller House' Reboot

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Update (4/28): We originally reported that the Olsen twins knew nothing about the upcoming Full House reboot, Fuller House. It appears that might not be the whole story...and John "Uncle Jesse" Stamos is calling Mary Kate and Ashley out. Peep the tweet below, and let's hope the Tanner family can work it out! 

Original Story (4/22): One could certainly say "how rude."

Fans of Full House were overjoyed (and probably a little concerned) to hear that the beloved '90s sitcom would be rebooted as Fuller House on Netflix in 2016. Four of the original cast members are already onboard, with the streaming service looking to bring back as much of the full lineup as possible. But apparently this was news to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who both played the young, adorable Michelle Tanner and went on to have the biggest careers of any Full House stars. (Maybe Saget's got a claim there. Depends who you ask.)

"We just found out about it today," Mary-Kate told Women's Wear Daily the days the news broke. "I guess we're going to talk to the creators and see what's happening." We take this is a good sign that the twins are at least looking to talk to the creators as Ashley has more or less retired from acting while Mary-Kate's latest film was 2011's Beastly. Maybe that's fine, though? After all, it doesn't take two adult Olsens to play an adult Michelle. (Hey! If they turn down the idea, why not draft 26-year-old Elizabeth Olsen, who has killed it in recent films like Godzilla and Martha Marcy May Marlene?)

MK&A added that while they keep in touch with some of their former co-workers, neither Bob Saget (a.k.a. their onscreen dad Danny Tanner) or John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) mentioned it.

"I ran into Bob the other day and we didn't even talk about it,” said Ashley, while Mary-Kate added, "I'm shocked I haven't heard from John." 

"I'm going to call [Saget] and get his perspective," added Ashley. It's always a good idea to check in with your (fake/TV) dad before committing to any big projects, that's what we always say.