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Fuller House: Olsen twins 'afraid' to return to acting, says John Stamos

‘They don’t consider themselves actresses’

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen may have made a billion-dollar empire thanks to a series of films when they were younger, but according to John Stamos, they no longer consider themselves to be actresses. This, said Stamos during a wide-ranging interview on The Howard Stern Show, is the real reason why Michelle Tanner didn’t make an appearance in Netflix’s upcoming Fuller House 

“They seemed very into [Fuller House]; they just were afraid of acting,” Stamos said. “They hadn’t acted; they don’t consider themselves actresses.”

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True enough, it’s been quite some time since either Olsen twin has graced the screen — Mary-Kate’s last credit was in 2011’s Beastly and Ashley’s was an uncredited role in the 2010 film I’m Still Here. Nowadays, it’s older sister Elizabeth Olsen who’s showing off her acting chops, thanks to landing the role of Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fuller House begins streaming Feb. 26 on Netflix. Hear Stamos talk more about the reboot and the Olsen twins below: