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Lori Loughlin Says Elizabeth Olsen Should Play Michelle Tanner In 'Full House' Reboot

04/25/2015 08:38 pm ET | Updated Apr 25, 2015
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Since the announcement that Netflix will reboot "Full House," there's been a lot of speculation about whether or not Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will return to play an adult Michelle Tanner.

It seems unlikely, considering that since their "Full House" days, the two have moved on from show business to become fashion industry powerhouses. But Lori Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the hit show, has an idea of who could take on the role of Michelle: the twins' younger sister, and recent movie star in her own right, Elizabeth Olsen.

"I couldn't pick anyone -- maybe their younger sister Lizzie!" she said in an exclusive Us Weekly video. "That would be fun right? She would take over the role. They are all beautiful. They have good genes!"

The younger Olsen sibling has displayed her acting chops in films like "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Liberal Arts." But while viewers would surely love to see an Olsen as Michelle, it also doesn't seem that likely that she'd leave a burgeoning film career to play a character her sisters originated in a '90s sitcom reboot.

The Olsen twins, meanwhile, were apparently unaware of the plans until the news was announced.

“We just found out about it today,” Mary-Kate said to Women’s Wear Daily on April 21. “I guess we’re going to talk to the creators and see what’s happening.”

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