Olsen Twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: Why Did John Stamos Want Them Fired from 'Full House?'

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The Olsen twins--Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen--played little Michelle Tanner on Full House. Fans are likely quite disappointed that the fashion designers have opted out of appearing on the show's reboot, Fuller House. Now a new scandal-of-sorts has emerged from a preview from Lifetime's upcoming Unauthorized Full House Story. Fans have since learned that John Stamos--who played the role of Uncle Jesse, a role he reprises in Fuller House--wanted the Olsen twins fired.

"It's sort of true that the Olsen twins cried a lot," Stamos told critics at the Television Critics Association's press tour Thursday in Beverly Hills. "It was very difficult to get the shot. So I [said], 'Get them out ... !' That is actually 100 percent accurate. They brought in a couple of unattractive redheaded kids. 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."

John Stamos also reacted out of anger when he learned that the Olsen twins had told the media they weren't invited--as the other actors were--to appear in the Full House reboot.

They have since reportedly made amends.

It doesn't sound like the Olsen twins have completely ruled out appearing on the reboot, but they won't appear as regular on the show.

"The Olsen twins are teetering whether or not they'll be around," Ted Sarandos, head of content acquisition for Netflix, said last week.

Did it shock you to learn that John Stamos once wanted the Olsen twins fired?

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.