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Kristin Lai

Whether it was coming home from school in the '90s or binge watching it on the weekends as adults, Full House holds a special place in the hearts of many of us. In each episode, the Tanner clan taught us what it meant to be a loving family through thick and thin. As it turns out, it wasn't all tender moments of familial love behind the scenes.

While it's probably safe to assume that much of Lifetime's Unauthorized Full House Story is exaggerated for entertainment, some of the drama was very real. Earlier this summer, a scene from the TV movie was released showing a bit of off-screen tension between the non-Olsen twins and non-John Stamos.

In a later interview with Entertainment Weekly, Stamos confirmed that he initially tried to have the twins replaced by children who would be more comfortable in front of cameras and a live audience.

He told the publication:

"It’s sort of true that the Olsen twins cried a lot. It was very difficult to get the shot. So I [gesturing], ‘Get them out…!’ That is actually 100 percent accurate. They brought in a couple of unattractive redheaded kids. We tried that for a while and that didn’t work. [Producers] were like, all right, get the Olsen twins back. And that’s the story."

It's hard to think about how we almost missed out on some of the great Michelle and Uncle Jesse moments that we know and love today.

I'm sure that working with two young children is no easy task, but in the end it's probably a good thing that he changed his mind and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen stayed in the role of Michelle Tanner. I mean, look at how cute they were together!

Where would we be today without their myriad of Dualstar productions that made an appearance at nearly every slumber party of my adolescence (shoutout to Billboard Dad and Passport to Paris)? I don't want to imagine the '90s and early 2000s without them for even a New York minute.

The sitcom's reboot Fuller House is set to premiere as a Netflix Original Series in 2016. At the moment there's no confirmation as to whether or not Mary-Kate and Ashley will reprise their role, but Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos said it's still a possibility.

(Source: Entertainment Weekly)


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