Leaving Michelle in the past! News broke last month that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not be joining their former Full House costars for Fuller House, and their former castmate Bob Saget recently told Us Weekly that he won’t try to convince them otherwise.
“I’m not really surprised,” Saget, 59, who famously played TV dad Danny Tanner, told Us of the twins’ decision. “I love them. I want them to be happy.”
“I’ll see them in New York,” the star added to Us at the premiere of Entourage in Westwood, Calif. “We’re friends. People need to do what they want to do. They’re very busy in their world that has nothing to do with being on Fuller House.”
Saget starred with Mary-Kate and Ashley on Full House for nearly eight years, playing the father to the girls’ shared character of Michelle Tanner, along with D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure) and Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin). The beloved family sitcom ran on ABC for eight seasons, finally wrapping in May 1995.
The America’s Funniest Home Videos host has signed on for Netflix’s Fuller House, reuniting with Bure and Sweeten, as well as John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis), Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone), Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler), and Lori Loughlin (Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis).
“I see them and I love them and I’ll have dinner with them or something, but it’s like asking your date, ‘Please do this with me, you’ve gotta come back,'” Saget recently told USA Today of the 28-year-old fashion designers. “It’s like dragging a family to a reunion, and, you know, you don’t want to see your second cousin anymore. Not mine, I always wanna see my second cousins.”
“But no, I don’t try to convince anybody to do anything,” he added. “People need to do what they wanna do, because life can be weird enough.”
Stamos, who has been hyping the upcoming project for months, also recently weighed in on the Olsens’ decision not to return to their acting careers for Fuller House.
“I understand they’re in a different place and I wish them the best,” he tweeted in May. “I promise you will not be disappointed with our reunion and spin off!! Heartbroken.”
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