After three years of being asked to guest star on Fuller House, the sequel to the show that launched their acting careers, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are still saying “no thanks” to series creator Jeff Franklin’s requests for them to make a brief appearance on the revived sitcom.
Michelle Tanner’s absence has been alluded to many times in the first two seasons—and now Franklin is confirming that the youngest Tanner daughter will not return for season three either. “Personally, I’ve given up asking them,” he told TVLine. “The door is open, but I’m not going to be calling them anymore to invite them. They just don’t seem interested in coming. It’s been three years of invitations, so they know the door is open. It’s up to them to decide if they want to come play or not.”
To be fair, the World’s Most Famous Twins have said repeatedly that they’re done with acting. Ashley has not appeared onscreen since 2004’s New York Minute. And the last film Mary Kate did was 2011’s Beastly. In a 2013 interview with WWD, Mary Kate went so far as to say, “I don’t think it ever felt like we were actresses,” chalking up the roles that they took when they were younger as being part of “building a brand.”
And as we all know, they’ve since pivoted said brand to delve into the fashion industry, launching two wildly successful lines: The Row and Elizabeth and James. The Row, founded in 2006, has been especially successful, winning three CFDA awards: Accessories Designer of the Year in 2014 and Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2012 and 2015. Given their many triumphs as designers, it’s no wonder they don’t want to revisit the past. Also, they’re clearly busy: award-winning clothes don’t design themselves.
The third season of Fuller House debuted on September 22—a date that also happens to be the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Full House. Watch the trailer below or stream the whole season now on Netflix.
Since there won’t be a Michelle cameo, we’ll leave you with this:
—The ‘Fuller House’ Season 3 Trailer Is Here, So Get Ready for Nostalgia Overload
—All About the Fuller House Season Two Shocker That Left Us Saying, “Have Mercy!”
—Mary-Kate and Ashley Are 30! See Their 3 Decades of Fashion Dos