Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Will Not Join “Fuller House”


It’s official, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not be joining the rest of the original Full House cast for the upcoming Netflix revival “Fuller House.”

The Olsen’s have decided not to reprise the role they shared as Michelle on the beloved ABC sitcom, and instead will continue to focus on their careers in fashion.

“Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered family,” executive producer Robert L. Boyett said in a statement. “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 business endeavors. I appreciate their support and good wishes towards Fuller House.”

The Full House spin off will star original cast members Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.), her on-screen younger sister, Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie) and Andrea Barber, who played her best friend, Kimmy Gibbler. John Stamos will produce the show and return as Uncle Jesse in a guest role. Dave Coulier will also come back as Uncle Joey. Bob Saget and Lori Loughlin are still in talks with creators to reprise their roles as well.

Though the majority of the original cast is set to return, the Olsen twins’ participation had been in question since the revival was officially announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in April. The Olsen said they had not been made aware of the reboot. However, Stamos called out their claim as “bullshit” in a tweet that was later deleted.

The entrepreneurs got their start on Full House when they were just nine months old. They quickly turned their popularity from the show into an empire of direct-to-video movies and specials under their company, Dualstar Entertainment. After Full House ended in 1995, they starred on two other short-lived TV series, Two of a Kind and So Little Time, but haven’t done much acting since.

You might be wondering what the Olsen’s have been doing in recent years since they don’t appear in films or television shows anymore. They have turned their attention to their fashion lines, The Row and Elizabeth & James. In addition, they have a clothing line at J.C. Penney called Olsenboye and a t-shirt line called StyleMint. While they do have a lot on their plate, but we were hoping for at least a cameo.

Premiering on Netflix in 2016, the series follows a grown up D.J. Tanner-Fuller employed as a vet, pregnant and recently widowed. With so much going on, her sister Stephanie, now an aspiring musician, and single mother Kimmy, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s two boys, the rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max, and her soon-to-arrive baby. It truly is a “Fuller House.”

The original series aired on ABC from 1987 to 1995. This new version seems like it could be a nostalgic cash grab. Not that it won’t work for children of the 90s –I know I am anticipating the premiere.

Is anyone else out there interested in seeing Fuller House? Are you bummed the Olsen twins won’t be back?

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