Netflix’s “Full House” reunion still doesn’t have a complete cast, and some are wondering if some roles could be recast. Lori Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the series, recently suggested an entirely different actress could be cast as Michelle Tanner if Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen don’t want to return to acting.
"I couldn't pick anyone — maybe their younger sister Lizzie! That would be fun right? She would take over the role," Loughlin told Us Weekly.
The Olsen twins, 28, shared the role of Michelle Tanner from 1987-1995, but they haven’t even been asked to return yet. “We just found out about it today,” Mary-Kate told Women’s Wear Daily on Tuesday. “I guess we’re going to talk to the creators and see what’s happening.”
If the twins turn down the role, the younger Olsen might be a little too busy to help them out. While her sisters have stepped away from acting to focus on fashion, Elizabeth Olsen, 26, is starring in one of the biggest movie franchises in the world. She’ll play Scarlet Witch in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and she just announced that she will return to the role in “Captain America: Civil War.”
Don’t expect the girls to fight about who can play Michelle Tanner. If any of them want the role, there likely won’t be much competition between the sisters. “People I think expect some sort of rivalry. In fact, I think they really want it but unfortunately, it's isn't there. Never has been, never will be,” Elizabeth explained to Look. “I don't think any of us are wired that way.”
None of the actresses would be needed to play Michelle for all 13 episodes. “Fuller House” will follow DJ (Candace Cameron Bure) as she raises her sons with the help of her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber). Netflix hopes to kick off the series with a reunion episode involving the whole original cast before handing the series over to the girls. The series is scheduled to premiere in 2016.