The Hollywood star John Stamos spoke out this week to talk about how he really felt about Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen declining to appear on “Fuller House,” the Netflix reboot of the show “Full House.”
“You know, we were disappointed, but we understood,” Stamos, 57, admitted on Thursday night while appearing on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.” “I remember Lori [Loughlin] saying to me, ‘They won two or three CFDA Awards. That’s like winning two or three Oscars. If you won three Oscars, would you come back and do this?’ I was like, ‘Eh, maybe not.’”
The Olsen twins were still babies when they started sharing the role of Michelle Tanner throughout the original series of “Full House,” which aired for eight seasons from 1987 to 1995. Stamos played their uncle Jesse Katsopolis, and he reprised the role on the Netflix reboot, which came to an end last year after five seasons. However, Candace Cameron Bure, who played DJ Tanner on the show, indicated that this might not be the end of the Tanner family forever just yet.
“We would absolutely love it if we could because I think there are so many fun stories to tell with the Fuller House gang,” Bure told US Weekly at the time. “The fifth season premiered this year. So, people are still watching the show that aren’t caught up on Netflix. I still receive daily messages five months later that they’re like, ‘What’s happening with season 6?’”
Stamos admitted in his new interview that it was bittersweet to say goodbye to “Fuller House” after it ended.
“When we did the original series, we got canceled, and we knew like a week before, and we were just doing a regular last show,” he said. “We never did the final show. So it was pretty emotional.”
After “Full House” ended, the Olsen twins starred in a successful series of movies before they each retired from acting and found success in the world of fashion design. They have shown no interest in making a return to acting, so even if “Fuller House” does come back someday, it is unlikely that they will ever decide to appear on it.