Fuller House is going back to its roots!
“They’re definitely working back in the familiarity that fans will recognize,” Jodie Sweetin told ETonline at People's Ones to Watch party on Wednesday of the anticipated Netflix revival. “And we’re self-aware.”
“We’re aware that we are Full House. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. I think fans will get a kick out of that,” she explained.
Sweetin foresees Fuller House to be family viewing, much like the original sitcom.
“There are 8-year-olds who are watching the show for the first time now, but the parents are like, ‘Oh, I remember when I was 8 years old watching the show!’ Generations will get a lot out of it,” she said.
It’s been two decades since Full House ended, but don’t expect Sweetin’s alter ego, middle child Stephanie Tanner, to have changed much during that time.
“She’s the same,” Sweetin teased. “She’s still got her jabbing wit, but she’s a fun, kind of a little crazy adult.”
But does Stephanie’s classic catchphrase make a comeback?
“’How rude!’ definitely makes a comeback, I can say that at least,” the 33-year-old actress confirmed. “Fans will not be disappointed. Stephanie has not lost her catchphrase.”
Though most of the Full House cast will be reunited for the revival, Sweetin said that before the Netflix project came to fruition, she and her co-stars got together often.
“We haven’t stopped getting together. We see each other all the time, every few weeks, so it was great. It wasn’t a weird reunion for us. It was like, we get to go hang out, but on set, and do this again. We’re a family – a really, really close family,” she said.
“I had a conversation with Dave Coulier the other day – we were talking about how we’re actually closer with a lot of people on this show than we are with some family members in our real life. We know each other inside and out,” Sweetin added.
The missing member of the Tanner family is youngest daughter, Michelle, a role Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen shared. At first, it was all but confirmed that they would not reprise their breakthrough role, but in late July, word got out that they were “teetering” on joining.
Sweetin addressed whether the Olsen twin would be back once and for all.
“As of now, no,” she said, leaving the door open. “But you never know.”
The revival centers on the recently-widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), now a veterinarian who just welcomed her third child. To help care for her young kids, D.J.’s younger sis and aspiring musician Stephanie (Sweetin) and neighbor Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) move in to her San Francisco home to help.
Fuller House premieres on Netflix in 2016.
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