Since the surprising announcement that the streaming service Netflix will reboot “Full House,” there’s been a lot of rumors and talks about whether or not the famous twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will return to play an adult Michelle Tanner.
It probably won’t happen, considering that since their “Full House” days, the sisters have sort of abandoned show business to become global icons in the fashion industry. There’s another character of the series that is trying to find replacements, Lori Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the famous show, has an idea of who could take on the role of Michelle: the twins’ younger sister, and recent movie star in her own right, Elizabeth Olsen.
“I couldn’t pick anyone — Julybe their younger sister Lizzie!” she said in an exclusive Us Weekly video. “That would be fun right? She would take over the role. They are all beautiful. They have good genes!”
The younger Olsen has showed her acting skillss in films like “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “Liberal Arts.” But while viewers would surely love to see the younger Olsen play the adult Michelle, it also doesn’t seem that likely that she would put aside her rising film career to play a character her sisters started in a ’90s sitcom reboot.
The Olsen twins were caught off guard about the news of the reboot and did not know until it was announced. “We just found out about it today,” Mary-Kate said to Women’s Wear Daily on April 21. “I guess we’re going to talk to the creators and see what’s happening.”
Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show is about a father who brings his best friend and his brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters. It aired from September 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995. The show lasted eight seasons (192 episodes).
The popular show starred: John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, The Olsen Twins (Mary-Kate and Ashley), Louri Loughlin, Andrea Barber, Scott Weinger, Dylan and Blake Tuomy–Wilhoit.
The ABC show was mildly successful in its first four seasons and then became the face of the channel. Early on it was aired twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays for a few months in order to help the series build a bigger audience. It remained on Fridays the next three seasons as the ratings became better and better. At one point, the program was ranked among Nielsen’s Top 30 shows (a ratings increase which allowed the series to move back to Fridays at 8 p.m.)
The series would climb the rankings during the fifth and sixth season, they reached the top ten during those two. In 1995, the channel announced that it was cancelling the popular show after eight seasons due to the increasing costs of producing the series. The WB Television Network was willing to keep the show going, but John Stamos decided to move on. Then the show officially ended when other actors decided it was time to move on too. The finale was watched by 24.3 million viewers ranking number 7 for the week and attracting a 14.6 household rating and a 25 percent audience share.
Will the reboot be as good as the original?