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John Stamos admits he tried to get Olsen twins fired from Full House

August 7, 2015
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John Stamos was almost responsible for ending the careers of the Olsen twins when they were just children. The Full House actor admitted that he once tried to get Mary-Kate and Ashley sacked from the popular sitcom, which they began starring in as babies.

"It's sort of true that the Olsen twins cried a lot," John revealed at the Television Critics Association's press tour in Beverly Hills. "It was very difficult to get the shot. So I [gesturing], '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."

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John Stamos has admitted he tried to get the Olsen twins fired from Full House

John is among members of the original cast from the ABC show to reprise his role for the upcoming Netflix sequel Fuller House. The actor confirmed that he has already filmed two episodes of the highly anticipated series, but would not give away any more details about what viewers can expect.

While John is definitely confirmed to star, Mary-Kate and Ashley will not be returning to their breakthrough acting role as Michelle Tanner. John previously tweeted that he was "heartbroken" that the twins wouldn't be appearing, but later posted: "I understand they're in a different place and I wish them the best. I promise you will not be disappointed with our reunion and spin off!"

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The Olsen twins were cast in Full House when they were babies

The 51-year-old is not the only one holding out hope for the twins' comeback. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarondos also revealed that there is still the possibility for Mary-Kate and Ashley to change their minds.

"The Olsen twins are teetering [on] whether or not they'll be around," he explained at the Television Critics Association's press tour. "There's a bunch of opportunity for them if they choose to. But they're not in the current creative."

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