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Final act for the Olsen twins

They were an iconic pair of the '90s hit show Full House, but it seems the Olsen twins are ready to bow out

Hollywood star Ashley Olsen (25), who made her acting debut at just nine months alongside twin sister Mary-Kate in Full House, hasn’t appeared in a film since 2004’s New York Minute and has no plans to acting.

“We worked non-stop until we were 18. Then we decided to take a break and go to school – and that was when we decided to question whether we would carry on in entertainment,” she says.

“It was time to step behind the process. I wanted to work on other things.

“It doesn’t mean I’m not interested in Hollywood, I like the way it operates and the people who are involved and the sense of possibility. But if I ever do get back in, it’s not going to be as an actress.”

Though Mary-Kate has made some film and TV appearances since New York Minute, including an eight-episode stint in Weeds, she also thinks it was a good move to take a break from acting.

“It just felt right to move away,” Mary-Kate says.

The sisters now run a fashion empire, and though their Dualstar Entertainment Group has over 30 full-time staff, Mary-Kate and Ashley insist they are very hands-on with all of their business ventures.

Ashley told British Elle magazine, “We don’t trust a lot of people. We are perfectionists. We’ve always wanted to be closely involved with everything, totally hands-on – that’s why it works. If we step away, it stops working.”

Mary-Kate added, “I know it sounds controlling, but that’s how it has to be. It is a big responsibility – but we’ve been doing it for years.”

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