The “Unauthorized Full House Story” just got somewhat authorized thanks to real-life “Full House” star John Stamos. Speaking at the Television Critics’ Association (TCA) press tour, the actor revealed the film’s first clip got one very important detail about his early days on the show correct.
The scene, which debuted via TV Line July 29, showed a scene in which Justin Gaston, who plays Uncle Jesse/John Stamos tries secretly to lobby the director to get some other child actors to replace the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, on the set when they were babies.
“Look we love the twins, but is there any way you can find babies that are a little more comfortable on stage?” he says in the clip below. “It’s taking forever to get through one kid scene with no audience, how do you expect to get through an entire season.”
Now, the real John Stamos has confessed this scene is “100 percent accurate.” Speaking at the TCA press tour for his new Fox comedy “Grandfathered,” the 51-year-old actor revealed he did have issues with the twins in the early days and almost got them fired.
“It’s sort of true that the Olsen twins cried a lot,” he said (via US Weekly). “It was very difficult to get the shot. So that is actually 100 percent accurate.”
At some point he managed to make enough of a case to get the girls replaced, but the replacements simply didn’t work out.
“They brought in a couple of unattractive redheaded kids,” he revealed. “We tried that for a while and that didn’t work. We were like, ‘alright, get the Olsen twins back.’ And that’s the story.”
Ironically, Stamos ended up becoming one of the more vocal people lobbying to bring the adult Olsen twins back for the upcoming Netflix reboot of the show titled “Fuller House.” Unfortunately for fans of Mary-Kate and Ashley, when the show was announced, the girls made the tough decision not to be included now that their respective talents and careers no longer include acting. However, when they claimed that they’d not been approached with an offer, Stamos was among the first literally to call “bull----,” TV Guide reported.