For the people who think that a Full House revival is actually a good idea, as opposed to new, original TV programming, the biggest question has been: Will Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen return as Michelle Tanner? At least I think that’s the biggest question because John Stamos clearly launched this reunion as a huge cash grab, being that he owns the rights to the series, and none of the other actors are above collecting easy paychecks. But has anyone actually talked to the Olsen twins to find out if they’re interested? After all, they’re not exactly the most available women in entertainment these days.
Fortunately, Women’s Wear Daily tracked them down and got the inside scoop, and it turns out that the Olsens live under a rock because they claim to have no clue that Full House 2.0 is coming to Netflix.
“We just found out about it today,” said Mary-Kate, during an interview late Tuesday. “I guess we’re going to talk to the creators and see what’s happening.”
The sisters said they had no knowledge of the series prior to Stamos spilling the news to Kimmel. “I ran into Bob [Saget] the other day and we didn’t even talk about it,” said Ashley. “I’m shocked I haven’t heard from John [Stamos],” said Mary-Kate. They didn’t rule out participation, but they might check in with their former TV dad first. “I’m going to call [Saget] and get his perspective,” said Ashley. (Via Women’s Wear Daily)
I assume that Saget’s perspective involves him holding his hands up and making Manziel money signs, but the Olsen twins have never been about the money. They’re about style and sophistication, so my money is on Michelle’s involvement being limited to a Skype session that we can’t see or some new actress with no shame.
HOWEVER, if Mary-Kate and Ashley decide they want in, the real question is how they handle who appears on screen. If I’m writing the story – and I’m available, Stamos – I think it’s time to introduce one as Michelle’s long lost twin that was stolen from the hospital. Or maybe when Michelle was born, a nurse stole the umbilical cord and used her stem cells to clone her, and there’s an underground government facility in which failed Michelle clones are still being examined as they beg for death. Or maybe there are two but everyone only sees one because Michelle is living a Tyler Durden scenario!
Bleak? Sure. But is it better than watching Kimmy Gibbler act like a dumbass while Uncle Jesse shouts, “Have mercy!” at women half his age?