Jodie Sweetin Talks Michelle Tanner, Absence of Olsen Twins on 'Fuller House'

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Jodie Sweetin dished to Us Weekly about the Full House reboot, Fuller House, while attending the premiere of Insidious on Thursday. She shared that Michelle Tanner will very much be a part of the show--even though Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have turned down the opportunity to star in the new show.

Will someone else play the role of Michelle Tanner?

No.

"The Michelle character is still going to have a presence. It's not like we're not talking about her," Jodie Sweetin said. "I love and support [Mary-Kate and Ashley], and I think we're going to be just fine."

Jodie Sweetin and her costars Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone), John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis), Lori Loughlin (Rebecca Donaldson), Candace Cameron Bure (DJ Tanner), and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler), are set to begin production on Fuller House in July. Sweetin expects the first day the cast is all together will be spectacular.

"We first started talking about this in like 2007, 2008 about trying to do some sort of a spinoff and kind of bringing the characters back. This has been a long time in the making," she explained. "I had kind of given up for periods of time where I'm like, 'It's not going happen!' But we pitched it to Netflix and they were so excited about it."

Jodie Sweetin is excited about playing a grown-up Stephanie Tanner.

"I think that Stephanie is going to be a really interesting, complex, deep character," she said.

Do you share Jodie Sweetin's enthusiasm about Michelle Tanner still being a part of the reboot without actually being on the show? Will that be enough for Full House fans? Or do you think Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's refusal to take part in Fuller House will wind up playing negatively into the series?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.