Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have repeatedly made it crystal clear that they will not be appearing on the inaugural season of the reboot of the show that made them household names and international stars as mere tots. However, just because we don’t see them this season doesn’t mean we won’t see them on any season.
John Stamos, who plays the eternally hot Uncle Jesse to the Olsen twins’ Michelle Tanner, teased a future appearance during a morning TV appearance. He says the door is always open, and implied that the success of the show might be what gets them to change their minds.
“They’re totally welcome,” Stamos told Today co-host Matt Lauer. “I was going to see Ashley last night and beg her to be on the show. We would love to have them. I know everyone would love to see them. I have a good feeling about it.”
The show has already gotten the green light for a second season.
“I was nervous. We did the shows, and they were very sweet and cute. I was worried because the anticipation really built up from the time we finished to the time we aired,” Stamos told Lauer. “People are happy with it. It’s so sweet. I’m very grateful. It’s comfort [for people].”
Executive producer Bob Boyett revealed the twins’ true reasoning for not returning to the sound stage in a January interview with People.
“Ashley said, ‘I have not been in front of a camera since I was 17, and I don’t feel comfortable acting,'” Boyett explained. “Mary-Kate said, ‘It would have to be me because Ash doesn’t want to do it. But the timing is so bad for us.'”
Neither Mary-Kate nor Ashley have commented since their initial statement when the show was announced, denying they were approached.