John Stamos Confirms: I DID Try To Get Olsen Twins Fired From “Full House”
The actor confirmed the tale while at the Television Critics’ Association press tour on Thursday, a week after the first clip from the Lifetime’s Unauthorized Full House movie featured friction between Stamos and his co-stars. As Gossip Cop has reported, the upcoming TV film is set to showcase the purported behind-the-scenes happenings from the hit ABC sitcom’s heyday.
Actors have been hired to play each of the original stars, and in the preview, “Stamos” complains that the baby Olsens aren’t “comfortable” enough on stage for him. “It’s taking forever to get through one kids’ scene with no audience,” he says. “How do you expect to get through an entire season?”
Stamos is now confirming that what many thought might’ve been made-up drama to make the movie scandalous is actually a true-to-life tale of on-set issues. Speaking at a panel to promote his new Fox comedy “Grandfathered,” Stamos revealed, “The Olsen twins cried a lot. It was very difficult to get the shot. So that actually is 100 percent accurate.”
The TV star continued, “I said, ‘Get those kids…’ [dismissal gesture] and they brought in a couple of unattractive red-headed kids. We tried that for a while and that didn’t work. ‘Alright, get the Olsen twins back.’ That’s the story.”
The rest, as they say, would be history. But now Stamos is producing the Netflix sequel “Fuller House,” and the Olsens have not signed on to be a part of it. As Gossip Cop reported, the sisters originally claimed they were in the dark about the project, which Stamos called “bull*sht” on. He later said they talked it out, but they still haven’t agreed to participate.
While the Olsens were previously confirmed to have turned the show down completely, the head of Netflix said at TCA last week that they are still “teetering” on whether to make a return. Stamos noted at Thursday’s event that he’s already filmed the first two episodes, which are set to debut in 2016. See the “Full House” movie clip below, and tell us what you think of Stamos confirming he really did try to get the Olsens fired.