John Stamos reveals he had the Olsen Twins fired from Full House before they were even a year old, but wanted them back after a few days.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen joined the cast of Full house when they were less than a year old, but the twins’ behavior led to star John Stamos demanding they be fired. That’s a little harsh there, Stamos.
While speaking on the Good Guys podcast, John Stamos revealed that the Olsen Twins just wouldn’t stop crying on the set, which drove him crazy. The actor described filming a scene where his character and Dave Coulier’s character had to change Michelle’s diaper. “We’re doing the scene. Joey and I were changing the baby, right? And Danny [Bob Saget] is gone and said, ‘Take care of the kids.’ ‘Yeah, we got it. We got it,’” Stamos said. “So, we’re carrying the baby downstairs and we take her in the kitchen and we hose her down. And she was screaming. Both of them. They wanted to be anywhere else but there, and so did I.”
John Stamos had had enough and told the production to get rid of them. “They were 11 months old, and god bless them. They kept switching: ‘This one’s not gonna cry.’ I couldn’t deal with it. And I said, ‘This is not gonna work,’ and I screamed it 10 times. I said, ‘Get rid of them, I can’t work like this,’” Stamos said. “And so they got rid of them. They bring on these two redheaded kids… I’m sure their parents loved them and thought they were attractive… It had nothing to do with [them being] redheaded, but they weren’t attractive.”The Olsen Twins’ absence from the Full house set only lasted a few days before Stamos asked that they be brought back. The Olsen Twins may very well be the only people to be fired and rehired before their first birthday. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen went on to play Michelle Tanner for all eight seasons of Full housebut they didn’t return for the Netflix sequel series Fuller House.
John Stamos was most recently seen starring in bigshot for Disney+. The series centers on Marvyn Korn (Stamos) after he is ousted from his position as head coach for an NCAA basketball team. Korn is given a chance at redemption with a coaching position at Westbrook, an elite private high school for girls, and soon learns that the teenage players require empathy and vulnerability, which are very foreign concepts for the stoic Coach Korn. By learning to connect with his players and his daughter, Marvyn starts to grow into the person he’s always hoped to be. The girls learn to take themselves more seriously, finding their footing both on and off the court. The series was canceled earlier this year after two seasons.