John Stamos revealed on a recent podcast that he was “angry” with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen when they declined to appear in the “Fuller House” reboot. Stamos clarified that he had only stayed in touch with the actresses portraying Michelle Tanner a little bit over the years. The twins, who took turns playing the role of Michelle in the original series “Full House,” retired from acting in 2012 to focus on their fashion careers.
John Stamos expressed his anger towards Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for not wanting to come back for the “Fuller House” reboot, but clarified that they loved their childhood on “Full House.”
Actor John Stamos recently revealed in an episode of the “And That’s What You REALLY Missed” podcast with Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale that he was disappointed when Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen declined to appear in the “Fuller House” reboot in 2016. Stamos played the beloved Uncle Jesse Katsopolis on the show, which ran for five seasons with original cast members, including Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Dave Coulier. The twins, who took turns playing the iconic role of Michelle Tanner in the original series “Full House,” retired from acting in 2012 and have since focused their careers in fashion, staying out of the public eye.
At the time of the reboot, rumors spread that the 36-year-old twins “hated their childhood” on “Full House,” which ran from 1987 to 1995. However, Stamos clarified that the two actresses assured him that they “loved being with” the cast and missed Bob Saget. Although he only stayed in touch minimally with the twins over the years, he continued to have a close relationship with Saget, who passed away in January 2022 at the age of 65. Since then, Stamos has reconnected with Ashley and Mary-Kate, and he fondly recalled a gift they gave him, a “frozen pork chop and sage.”
In April, Stamos also made headlines when he recounted on Josh Peck’s “Good Guys” podcast how he got Mary-Kate and Ashley fired from “Full House” when they were infants because he couldn’t handle their crying. He said, “I screamed at them, ‘Get rid of them. I can’t work like this,’” but the twins were re-hired after unsatisfactory replacements were dismissed.
Despite Mary-Kate and Ashley’s absence on the “Fuller House” reboot, the show still garnered high viewership and created satisfying conclusions for the original characters’ storylines. Stamos himself praised the efforts of the cast and crew of the revamp, which were able to provide nostalgia and entertainment to longtime fans of the original “Full House” series.