Adding to what many already knew back during the season two, Fuller House creator Jeff Franklin has finally come around to understanding that the Olsen Twins will not return to the show. The twins reportedly wanted to come back to the show for an appearance in season one, but it never came together and they’ve limited to just mentions by the characters on the show.
Jodie Sweetin told Entertainment Weekly last year that the cast and crew had “kinda given up” on Mary-Kate and Ashley returning to the show to play Michelle — and hopefully Michelle’s evil clone, Miichele. Now Franklin has come around to just letting the idea rest and focusing more on the folks he does have with the show’s third season according to TV Line:
“Personally, I’ve given up asking them. The door is open, but I’m not going to be calling them anymore to invite them. They just don’t seem interested in coming. It’s been three years of invitations, so they know the door is open. It’s up to them to decide if they want to come play or not.”
Probably would’ve been the best strategy from the very beginning. The twins haven’t been in an acting role since 2011’s Beastly and a 2013 appearance in a 30 Seconds To Mars video. Most of their focus has been on their careers in fashion and likely swimming around in their cartoonish vault full of money.
The lack of that twin magic hasn’t hurt the series’ success on Netflix. The show is reportedly more popular than both Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead, making it one of Netflix’s biggest hits despite not making a push towards the prestige territory. Expect that crossover with Stranger Things at any point now, followed by the long-awaited introduction of Robo-Michelle, the robotic version of the Olsen Twins character after she’s been kidnapped by the military and turned into their newest weapon.
(Via TV Line)