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Elizabeth Olsen was never offered Fuller House role

Elizabeth Olsen was not approached to replace her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in the revival of television series Fuller House.

Elizabeth's elder twin sisters played the role of Michelle Tanner in the sitcom Full House, which ran between 1987 and 1995, but they opted against rejoining cast members including John Stamos and Bob Saget for the new Netflix reboot Fuller House.


John said during a SiriusXM radio interview with Andy Cohen in January (16) and that he and creator Jeff Franklin called Elizabeth's agent to pitch the idea of her playing Michelle, but Elizabeth knows nothing about it.


"I never heard any of it, and I'm sure my agent, manager did neither," the 27-year-old said, according to USAToday.com. "Maybe it was out there, but never went my way... Jeff Franklin said (he wanted me), so I feel like it must have some truth to it, and I grew up knowing him. But I have no idea."


John had told Andy, "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. 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."


Mary-Kate and Ashley, 29, who have not acted as a duo since 2004's New York Minute, decided against playing Michelle once more so they could focus on their careers as fashion designers.


"I understand they're in a different place and I wish them the best," John previously wrote on Twitter. "I promise you will not be dissapointed (sic) with our reunion and spin off!!... we want to give the fans what they deserve for supporting us for so many years - we all just want to have fun - do it in a classy way on netflix and have a good time - sad that a few don't share the rest of the cast's opinion - i can only wish them the best."


Fuller House, which also stars original actors Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin, had already been renewed for a second season.