EW.com sat down with Jodie Sweetin to talk about the Full House revival. We put some quotes below.
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY:How excited are you that this is finally official?
JODIE SWEETIN: It was the hardest thing ever to keep it a secret! Six months ago we took the initial meeting with Netflix, and it’s been something we’ve been talking about for a while. To now finally be able to be in a place that it’s official, it’s super exciting.
Ever think you’d play Stephanie Tanner again?
For a really long time, this is something we had hopes for—and I had gotten to a place where I was like, “You know what? If it happens, it happens.” I had no control over it. Jeff Franklin and I had a conversation yesterday, and we realized the first time we met and talked about bringing Full House back as a spinoff series was like, 2007 or 2008. Now that it’s actually happening, it’s almost too good to be true. To be able to do a series with people I love—who are like family—to play a character I loved so much and to be able to do that in this point in my life when things are going so well for me and I have a completely different perspective on things… I’m really, incredibly grateful.
Fans are thrilled about the news.
People are beside themselves about it. It’s not like they’re going, ‘Oh, that show.’
What can you tell us about Fuller House’s storyline?
It’s based around D.J., Stephanie and Kimmy, so there’s still going to be that really fun dynamic, which I’m looking forward to—Stephanie and Kimmy being arch nemeses, and teaming up to help D.J. [a pregnant, widowed mom of two]. It will be very similar, certainly, to the first Full House, but we’re definitely trying to bring it back as a little more modern take. Stephanie has sort of been the wild world traveler, and I’m looking forward to bringing to life Stephanie as she is today and creating a real backstory for her. She’s a free spirit, and that will be obvious in the character she’s become.