“Fuller House” just got a whole lot sweeter. Jodie Sweetin, who starred on the hit sitcom “Full House” for eight season, revealed that it is a “dream come true” to return to her roots and portray beloved middle child Stephanie Tanner in the Netflix reboot slated to premiere in January 2016.
"I am beyond thrilled!" the 33-year-old actress told Us Weekly of her eagerness to star in the “Full House” spinoff on Thursday at Ian Ziering’s "Pet Project" event in L.A. "To say I'm excited, I don't think is quite an adequate term for it. I'm getting to do something and have an opportunity to be a part of something I hold incredibly dear to me, with people that are my family that I've known since I was 5 years old. To be able to go back and do this as an adult and really bring the Stephanie character back to life and who she is as an adult, who wouldn't be excited to be able to do that?"
The the former child star revealed to Entertainment Weekly in April that attempting to keep her participation in “Fuller House” under wraps was “the hardest thing ever to keep a secret.”
“Six months ago we took the initial meeting with Netflix, and it’s been something we’ve been talking about for a while. To now finally be able to be in a place that it’s official, it’s super exciting,” she gushed.
And since Sweetin confirmed her involvement with “Fuller House,” which will focus around Stephanie and Kimmy (Andrea Barber) helping D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), a recent widow, raise her three kids, she’s been very open about teasing fans with what they should expect from the show and the older version of her character.
"Steph has been a world traveler. She is a little bit of a free spirit," Sweetin dished to Us Weekly. "She's kind of an aspiring musician, she's been traveling all over. I think she's gonna be really fun to play."
She’ll also be really fun to watch -- especially because viewers can anticipate Steph and Kimmy to continue their ongoing feud. In “Full House,” which first premiered in 1987, D.J.’s best friend and her little sister were constantly butting heads. And it looks like the arch-nemeses will continue their hilarious relationship in the reboot.
Cameron-Bure confirmed on Tuesday, during an AOL Build Speaker Series, that although the “family show” will take place present-day, the modern series “won’t lose what ‘Full House’ represented.”
Thus far, the originals cast members set to appear in "Fuller House" are Lori Loughlin, Dave Coulier, John Stamos, Bure, Sweetin and Barber. Bure stated that Bob Saget (who played Danny) and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle) had not signed on for the new series.
"Fuller House" will premiere on Netflix in 2016.