Here’s The Real Reason Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Skipped Out on ‘Fuller House’

Bob Saget and Ashley Olsen Had a 'Full House' Reunion Without the Others
This might be the closest we'll ever get to seeing Danny and Michelle Tanner reunited

It all comes down to timing and a slight case of stage fright.

When it was announced that the 90’s hit show Full House was making a comeback with the aptly titled Netflix series Fuller House, fans of the show immediately wondered who from the original cast would return. Luckily, almost the entire cast signed on to appear on the show, minus two very important people. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen won’t reprise their role as youngest sister Michelle Tanner, but it’s not for the reasons you think.

The executive producer of Fuller House, Bob Boyett, along with the cast including John Stamos, spoke with People about why the fashion designers decided not to sign on. “Ashley said, I have not been in front of a camera since I was 17 and I don’t feel comfortable acting,” Boyett revealed. “Mary-Kate said, It would have to be me because Ash doesn’t want to do it. But the timing is so bad for us.”

Stamos, who in the past has been very vocal about how disappointed he was with the twins decision, admitted to the mag he completely understands now. “Lori [Loughlin] was talking to me about the twins and said, ‘They just won a CFDA award.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s like winning an Oscar.’ It was them and Tom Ford. I get where they’re at.”