Do you remember the cute baby Michelle from the family sitcom Full House? Well, if you didn’t already know, Michelle was actually played by two girls named Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. The Full House sitcom made these two girls well known for the show, and any time that you ask someone about the Olsen twins, the immediate reaction and association would be their role in Full House.
Ever since Full House ended back in 1995, the Olsen twins (Mary Kate and Ashley) grew up and continued their acting career into their teenage years with their own TV show titled Mary Kate and Ashley In Action which spanned from 2001 to 2002. They also have been involved with the Showtime channel drama Weeds in 2007.
Apart from the twins’ acting career, Mary Kate and Ashley have also been involved within the fashion industry, creating their own brands of clothing called The Row and Olsenboye for JCPenney.
According to the Huffington Post, the Olsen twins have announced that they are quitting the acting scene to focus more on their fashion careers. Ashley had the following statement pertaining to their resignation from the big screen:
“I don’t have to be a pretty face. I’ve done that, but now it’s important and liberating to be on the other side of the lens. I don’t like to be the center of attention anymore.”
Even though the Olsen twins are quitting the Hollywood acting world, their sister Elizabeth is starting up her own acting career and being independent from her old sisters.
The Twitter community has been active with their reactions to this news, and I have provided some of their mixed-reaction tweets below:
The Olsen twins aint been in a film for year wtf they talkin bout dey just annouced they quiting actin!!!!!
The Olsen twins are quitting acting? I feel like a part of my childhood just died a little bit
So I heard that Ashley Olsen recently retired from acting. Dude, the Olsen twins have enough money to retire from everything.
Still bummed the Olsen twins retired from acting. The only thing more devastating would be if Jessica & Ashley Simpson retired from music!