Elizabeth's older sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, originally shared the role on Full House

By Aurelie Corinthios
March 23, 2016 02:00 PM

Michelle Tanner didn’t make an appearance on Netflix’s Fuller House reboot – but was there ever a chance Elizabeth Olsen would take on the role?

According to Elizabeth, she never actually received a formal offer to play Michelle, the role her older sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen shared on the original series, Full House.

“If I did, I’m pretty sure no one on my team did or neither did I!” Elizabeth, 27, told E! News Wednesday at the Los Angeles premiere of her latest film, I Saw the Light. “I don’t know where that [rumor] started.”

That being said, she did catch the first episode and said “it was great.”

Ashley (left) and Mary-Kate Olsen
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Meanwhile, back in January, Fuller House star John Stamos told Andy Cohen he had suggested the Olsen twins’ younger sister take on the role, but that her agent turned it down.

“I said, ‘Call the sister.’ And we talked to her agent and her agent was like, ‘Come on, she’s not going to do that,’ ” Stamos, 52, said on Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show. “But we did call her agent.”

Regardless, not all hope is lost for an Olsen appearance on the hit show: Show creator and executive producer Jeff Franklin previously told PEOPLE he’s optimistic about a season 2 and hopes the twins “will come and visit.”

“I was honestly disappointed that they didn’t come and play with us for at least an episode,” Franklin said. “But the door is still open and everybody is still friends and I hope that someday they’ll decide that it seems like fun to come back and visit us. I’m hoping that will happen. They were missed.”

Fuller House is streaming now on Netflix.

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