E! ONLINE – Could Elizabeth Olsen really have stepped in as Michelle Tanner for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on Fuller House?
Sorta. That’s the answer creator Jeff Franklin just gave E! News today, confirming that he did consider casting Elizabeth when Mary-Kate and Ashley declined appearing.
“Personally, I was very disappointed that Mary-Kate or Ashley didn’t want to come and join us,” Franklin exclusively tells E! News. “I understand why and no hard feelings, but I really was hoping to get that picture. And in our moment of disappointment, John Stamos and I talked about what to do and we thought for a moment, what if? We’ve known Elizabeth since she was a little girl.”
So Franklin made a call to Elizabeth’s agent, however, he clarifies: “It was not an offer, it was just an inquiry floating out whether there was even a point to this idea. I didn’t know if it was a good idea or a bad idea. And I thought it through, and it was in my head, so I thought I would just see if it was even worth thinking about. It was not really a good idea. It wasn’t.”
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VANITY FAIR – If you’re anything like us, it still, to this day, takes you a few moments, every time, to connect that Elizabeth Olsen is the sister of world’s most famous twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. They exist in quite different pop-cultural spheres, as Mary-Kate and Ashley have been fixtures since they were toddlers (first as child actors, now as fashion empresses), while Elizabeth “hit the scene,” as it were, only a few years ago, and in quite different fashion, becoming something of an indie darling after her debut in Martha Marcy May Marlene.
Mary-Kate and Ashley—save for a cigarette-bowl-strewn wedding here and there—stay pretty much out of the public eye these days, and the two turned down roles in Fuller House, the forthcoming Netflix reboot of Full House, as grown-up Michelle Tanner. It is hard to imagine either Olsen twin getting back in the patterned overalls for the new go-round (Mary-Kate, to Ashley, on the phone: “So [18-second pause] that Full House reboot [low guttural moan] [fit of giggles] [high-pitched wail] . . . anyway, can I borrow your black cloak?”), so it’s not all that surprising that they decided not to return.
Their decision initially led the remaining cast, we have now learned, to get inventive. John Stamos (a.k.a. Uncle Jesse) revealed on Andy Cohen’s Sirius show Monday that there was an actual attempt made to see if . . . Elizabeth might be interested in taking on the role. “I don’t think this has been talked about,” he said. “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.” We like to think Elizabeth texted Mary-Kate and Ashley immediately afterward, and one twin wrote back, “Who is Michelle Tanner?,” and the other sent a string of nonsensical animal emojis.
MARVEL – Heroes square off against hero in new art for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”! Check out the artwork below and see “Captain America: Civil War” in theaters May 6.
In “Captain America: Civil War,” Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) leads a new roster of Avengers to keep the world safe when a disastrous event calls for government officials to intervene! Political intrigue fractures the allies, with Cap’s team opposing government interference while Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) chooses to support super heroes being held accountable for their abilities. Learn who sides with who in the images below!
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