You got it, dude! Though it seemed like quite a reach, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen may actually be signing on for the upcoming Full House reboot.
The twins, who split the role of little Michelle Tanner in the beloved family show, acknowledged Netflix’s plans for a Full House spin-off in a new interview with Women’s Wear Daily. The 28-year-old fashion designers spoke to the publication on Tuesday, April 21, after Full House star John Stamos confirmed on Monday that the streaming service was developing a reboot.
“We just found out about it today,” Mary-Kate told WWD. “I guess we’re going to talk to the creators and see what’s happening.”
Stamos, 51, spilled to Jimmy Kimmel on his talk show that a one-hour reunion special was in the works for the cast, as well as 12 episodes of the so-called Fuller House spin-off. The actor, who played Uncle Jesse, added that Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner), Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler), and Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner) have already signed on for the reunion as well.
“I ran into Bob [Saget] the other day and we didn’t even talk about it,” Ashley chimed in of her on-screen father. “I’m going to call [Saget] and get his perspective.”
While the Olsen twins, who made their debut on the show at just 9 months old, have yet to commit to the show and haven’t acted since 2011, they are weighing their options — which surprised even one of their costars.
“I don’t know about the twins, but it would be great if one of them came back… I’m not holding my breath,” Cameron Bure told Us Weekly exclusively at the Dancing With the Stars 10th anniversary party in Los Angeles on Tuesday, before news broke that the twins were considering it. “I’m not sure if they’re going to do it, but we really only need one.”
The adorable Michelle Tanner has yet to make it into the plot synopsis for Netflix’s iteration of the sitcom. The original show ran for nearly eight years on ABC, and wrapped in May 1995 after eight seasons.
“The premise is that D.J. — she was married, she’s widowed now — but she has two boys that are 12 and 7,” Cameron Bure explained to Us. “She’s pregnant with her third [and] her husband passed away, just like the original show — the mom passed away. So she needs help so she asks her sister and her best friend, Kimmy and Stephanie, to come help her raise her boys.”
“[I’m] extremely excited,” the veteran star added to Us. “This is something we’ve all been working on for quite a while. I know the fans really want it. So we’re excited to give them a great new show.”
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