John Stamos responds to rumors that he tried to get the Olsen twins fired
If John Stamos had his way, we'd have no idea who the Olsen twins are — because he tried to have them fired!
The Full House actor admits that a scene in the upcoming Lifetime flick The Unauthorized Full House Story showing him demanding the twins be canned after a dirty diaper ruined a shot is not that far from the truth.
"It's sort of true that the Olsen twins cried a lot," he explained to critics at the Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour.
"It was very difficult to get the shot. So I [gesturing], 'Get them out…!' That is actually 100 percent accurate."
But Mary-Kate and Ashley's replacements didn't fare much better.
"They brought in a couple of unattractive redheaded kids," Stamos said. "We tried that for a while and that didn't work. [Producers] were like, all right, get the Olsen twins back. And that's the story."
Since the twins have long since proved their worth, ranking quite high on the most lucrative child stars in history, they would probably be welcomed back to Fuller House with open arms — and despite statements to the contrary, Netflix is holding out hope that it could still happen.
"The Olsen twins are teetering [on] whether or not they'll be around," chief content officer Ted Sarandos told reporters at the same conference last week. "There's a bunch of opportunity for them if they choose to. But they're not in the current creative."
Let's hope they don't cry this time.