Jodie Sweetin on 'Fuller House': 'We're Going to Breathe Life Into Their Characters'
By Rosalyn Oshmyansky
It's the revival that's "just around the bend."
Jodie Sweetin revealed to ETonline that although the highly anticipated Full House reboot, Fuller House, isn't coming to Netflix until 2016, there's a closer date to look forward to.
"I believe we're going to start filming in July." revealed Sweetin, who played middle child Stephanie Tanner on Full House.
ETonline caught up with the 33-year-old actress at WE tv and Ian Ziering's "Pet Project" event to raise awareness for Canine Companions for Independence on Thursday in Los Angeles, and she shared more details on what we can all expect from the new show that has the Internet buzzing "everywhere you look."
"We're going to breathe life into their characters and show people what they're familiar with but do it as adults and have fun with it," Sweetin shared.
So which characters will be back? Candace Cameron Bure, Sweetin's on-screen big sister, D.J.Tanner, recently told PopSugar that her original Full House co-stars Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky) and Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey) are reprising their characters.
But not so fast!
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Sweetin confirmed who is on the show as of now with her.
John Stamos (Uncle Jesse), Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler), and Bure are definitely in. As for Bob Saget (Danny Tanner) and Coulier, Sweetin said, "I think Bob and Dave have said yes, but I can't confirm 100%. We're still getting everyone on board."
Trying to get everyone on board also includes Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle Tanner), who both said they did not know about the revival when Stamos made the initial announcement on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 20.
"I haven't had the chance to talk to them," Sweetin admitted. "But you know, we've just been excited about our own thing so we're just kind of like, 'Oh my gosh, oh yeah, hi.'"
And while she has not caught up with the Olsen twins, Sweetin explained that it's her close friendships with Bure and Barber that will come to life on-screen again. "Stephanie's dynamic with D.J. and Kimmy is amazing. We're all good friends in real life, and you'll see that dynamic play out."
The series will center around D.J. Tanner-Fuller, a recent widow and veterinarian expecting her third child. To help care for her two young sons, Stephanie and Kimmy will move in to her San Francisco home.
As fans can't wait until 2016, Sweetin too could not contain her excitement about bringing her character back as an adult, telling ETonline, "She's going to have some really fun storylines and be the black sheep in a sort of way."
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