-- There's all kinds of stories out there about actors and actresses skipping out on parts that ended up being hits, but it's rare an actor passes on a role written specifically for him.
That's what John Stamos is saying happened more than a decade ago when "Nip/Tuck" first premiered.
"He wanted to do three male hookers, like 'Charlie's Angels,' who'd go in and save relationships by having sex with the husband and the wife. Maybe I was too afraid then," he said.
Stamos, 52, followed that up with, "Ryan also wrote 'Nip/Tuck' for me, but the person with whom I was in a relationship at the time read the script and said, 'That's demeaning toward women.' I'm not with her anymore."
The roles of the plastic surgeons on the show eventually went to Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon, and Stamos famously split from Rebecca Romijn in the mid-2000's after 7 years of marriage.
Stamos doesn't name her specifically, but "Nip/Tuck" debuted in 2003, so you do the math.
Stamos also talked about his recent stint in rehab.
"You know, I've had a rough year with my mom dying, so it all came to a head, and it was a turning point," he said. "You either continue on that path—and some of it's fun, but a lot of it's not—or there's this other thing, this golden opportunity sitting there with all this work and all this goodwill that you have going for you. That's the key. I feel better than I've felt in a decade."
And finally there was that little Twitter spat he had with the Olsen twins about "Fuller House." They had said they never were asked to join the show.
"Everybody knew about it; everybody was asked," he added. "Obviously, the twins have a different thing. We're doing 13 episodes, so if they want to change their minds, we'd love to have them ... but we only need one!"