When Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 29, passed on reprising their role of Michelle Tanner on the Netflix revival because they "didn't consider themselves actors anymore," the producers, including John Stamos, turned toward their talented little sister Elizabeth Olsen.
But, you know, given the meteoric rise of Elizabeth's Hollywood career over the last few years, including a steady gig as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Scarlet Witch, the younger Olsen's agent passed on the opportunity. (It was a very hard pass.)
"We actually went to -- I don't think this has been talked about... I didn't do it, I think Jeff Franklin did -- I said, 'Call the sister [Elizabeth Olsen]. Ask her'... We talked to her agent and her agent was like, 'Come on she's not going to do that,' but we did call her agent," Stamos told Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM talk show RadioAndy.
Even though Michelle won't be able to make the Tanner family reunion in "Fuller House," she has a pretty good reason for staying in New York, as she's currently "working on creating her fashion empire." That, of course, is a direct nod to the Olsen twins' real-life careers as NYC-based fashion designers. They head two labels, The Row and Elizabeth and James.
Fans can also expect to hear plenty of Michelle's iconic phrases from the OG series. One episode of "Fuller House" reportedly features a character prank-calling Michelle and saying her trademark catchphrase: "You got it, dude!"
Can you even imagine Elizabeth Olsen saying that with a straight face?
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