Jodie Sweetin: Michelle Tanner Will Have “Presence” On Fuller House, Despite Olsens Not Joining Netflix Spinoff
Jodie Sweetin says the “Full House” character Michelle Tanner will still have a “presence” on the Netflix spinoff. Despite Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s decision not to reprise their shared role for “Fuller House,” their former co-star says the show will still find a way to discuss her TV sister.
“The Michelle character is still going to have a presence,” Sweetin tells Us Weekly. “It’s not like we’re not talking about her. I love and support [Mary-Kate and Ashley], and I think we’re going to be just fine.”
The actress noted the spinoff has been in the making for quite a while, and she had her doubts it would ever come into fruition. “I had kind of given up for periods of time where I’m like, ‘It’s not going happen!'” Sweetin says. “But we pitched it to Netflix and they were so excited about it.”
As Gossip Cop previously reported, most of the original cast will make an appearance on the sequel series, which will focus around Sweetin, Candace Cameron Bure, and Andrea Barber. Bure’s D.J. Tanner character will now be a widowed mother, pregnant with her third child, leading Sweetin’s Stephanie and Barber’s Kimmy Gibbler to move in with her. John Stamos, who helped create the project, will have a recurring role, while Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, and Lori Loughlin will all make a guest appearance.
“Full House” executive producer Robert L. Boyett announced last month that the Olsens would not be participating in the new show, as Gossip Cop noted at the time, and wished both Mary-Kate and Ashley well. Stamos later said he was “heartbroken.” What do you think of Michelle being an unseen character on “Fuller House”?