Cut it out! Could Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen really be joining the cast of “Fuller House”? According to Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos, it’s quite possible that the 29-year-old twins could reprise their role of Michelle, the tiniest Tanner, when the “Full House” spinoff premieres.
“The Olsen twins are teetering [on] whether or not they’ll be around,” Sarandos said, raising eyebrows during the 2015 Televisions Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills. “There’s a bunch of opportunity for them if they choose to. But they’re not in the current creative.”
This announcement came as a surprise to fans after Robert L. Boyett, the series’ executive producer of “Fuller House,” previously revealed in May that the dynamic duo would not be involved in the anticipated “Full House” revival.
“I know how much ‘Full House’ has meant to them, and they are still very much considered family,” 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.’”
But just because the Olsen twins won’t be starring as series regulars alongside their “Full House” cast mates (John Stamos, Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure and Jodi Sweetin) in the upcoming series doesn’t mean the child stars can’t make an appearance here and there on “Fuller House.” Besides, we can’t be the only ones dying to here Michelle’s iconic catch phrases from the sitcom that ended its long-running stint in 1995.
Sarandos promised audiences that “Fuller House” would still embody the “same spirit as the original, but with a modern take” – with or without the Olsen’s involvement.
Cameron Bure shared a similar sentiment with fans when she appeared on a session for the AOL Build Speaker Series in May. During the discussion, she assured viewers of “Full House” that the reboot would continue to be a series that both parents and children could enjoy together.
“I think we’ll have the same care in the sense that ‘Full House’ was a great family show,” she explained. “And of course, it will be present-day, and modern, and deal with today’s situations in today’s style, but it won’t lose what ‘Full House’ represented.”
“Fuller House” is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2016.