Is that a smile? Ashley Olsen stepped out to support her former TV dad Bob Saget — and to make a rare Olsen spotting even better, she even cracked a smile. The usually serious designer posed for a photo alongside Danny Tanner and John Oliver, and she genuinely looked happy to be there.
While Mary-Kate Olsen was noticeably absent from the mini Full House reunion, Bob thanked Ashley for coming out to support his comedy charity event. “So honored my dear friend Ashley Olsen came to support my Scleroderma Research Foundation @SRFcure Event as she has all these years — and here we share a photo with my friend John Oliver, once again generously hilariously performing at #CoolComedyHotCuisine,” he wrote. “Thank you for your support, John and Ashley!!” Watch the video below to see the sweet moment!
As expected, fans loved seeing the 31-year-old Olsen twin. “IDK why but crying real tears,” one follower wrote before another added, “Tell her to come back to Fuller House!!!” The twins infamously turned down a guest appearance on the Netflix reboot of the ’90s sitcom, which is about to go into Season 3. “Ashley said, ‘I have not been in front of a camera since I was 17, and I don’t feel comfortable acting,’” executive producer Bob Boyett told People magazine, “Mary-Kate said, ‘It would have to be me because Ash doesn’t want to do it. But the timing is so bad for us.’”
However, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver host has another theory as to why the twins are not on Fuller House, which he explained on a recent episode. “The only thing the whole wide world is secretly conspiring to do is convince everyone that there are two Olsen twins,” he joked. “There is no way! It is just one girl moving very quickly backward and forwards. It’s an optical illusion. The Olsen twins thing is a massive scam and the whole world is in on it. And what I don’t quite know yet is why.”