Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on the "Bad Timing" of the Full House Spinoff
During the late ‘80s to mid ‘90s, Full House was a family TV classic. Many of us remember curling up to watch Sunday marathons of the sitcom, complete with Uncle Jesse’s rock-and-roll music and Joey Gladstone’s jokes.
Believe it or not, it’s been more than two decades since Full House went off the air and fans of the show cannot wait to catch the new spinoff reunion, Fuller House, when it airs on Netflix on Feb. 26.
However, two members of the original cast, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, will not be joining in on the Full House reunion fun. Instead, the now established fashion designers, who played Michelle Tanner on the show from 1987 to 1995, have decided to sit this one out for several reasons.
In this week’s People cover story, Executive Producer Bob Boyett told the magazine that, after many years’ absence from acting, Ashley Olsen declined the offer, saying she doesn’t feel comfortable in front of the camera.
Additionally, the show’s production would have conflicted with the twins’ design schedule for their fashion lines, Elizabeth and James and The Row, Boyett said. "The timing is so bad for us," Mary-Kate told Boyett.
The show played off of the 29-year-old twins' real lives, attributing their absence from the show to Michelle Tanner tending to her fashion empire in New York.
And so, although we are sad to say there won’t be any classic Michelle Tanner “You got it, dudes” or “You’re in big trouble, misters” being thrown around during the reunion, you can bet the rest of the cast will be on-point and ready to take viewers down memory lane.
As for how the rest of the Full House crew feels toward the twins’ absence from the spinoff? They told People that they understand why the Olsens would be reluctant to sign on.
"They're family members," Dave Coulier told People. "But I think they have a different perspective. When we get together and we reminisce, they were babies [at the time]. So they don't share those same memories. I can't really speak for them but I would understand why they don't have the same sentiments that we all do."
For much more from People's exclusive Fuller House set visit and interviews with the cast, pick up a copy of this week's issue, on newsstands Friday, Jan. 8.