“Fuller House” will not have the Olsen twins, and Michelle Tanner followed suit after the revelation. Despite fans being disappointed with this fact, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen did reveal the reason behind their absence.
During an interview, Bob Boyett, executive producer of the franchise, revealed, “Ashely said, ‘I have not been in front of a camera since I was 17, and I don’t feel comfortable acting.’ Mary-Kate said it would have to be me because Ash doesn’t want to do it. But the timing is so bad for us,” reports Cinema Blend.
Boyett’s statement reveal that since the sisters, at least one of them, have diverted her attention to the world of fashion, it would be a different scene if they were to go back to TV, especially after years not being part of it.
David Coulier, the actor who plays Joey on “Fuller House,” also expounded on why the twin sisters refuse to take part in the reboot. During an interview with People, Coulier revealed that although the twins are linked, they have tackled different journeys as adults. Given that the other chose to remain off-screen, the other followed suit, for their influence on TV was a tandem, and if one was to appear solely, it wouldn’t be as great as “Fuller House” used to be.
Despite their absence, “Fuller House” will still air on Netflix this February 26, 2016 midnight. Other spoilers revealed that Michelle Tanner, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Ashley Olsen would continue their lives under the fashion industry’s wing. However, the rest of the Tanners would reportedly still continue to reprise their roles in the franchise.
The official synopsis of the “Fuller House” reboot, taken from Netflix’s official website, is as follows:
“In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) recently widowed and living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Nicole Bringas), all move in to help take care of D.J.’s three boys — the rebellious 12-year-old Jackson (Michael Champion), neurotic 7-year-old Max (Elias Harger) and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr (Messitt Twins).”
Will Fuller House be the same now that some lead characters are off the table? Will the franchise continue to entice fans?