Ryan Murphy really tried guys — but John Stamos just didn’t want to get behind playing a male prostitute. Yes really! In a brand new interview, Uncle Jesse revealed the super sexy role he turned down!
Did you know Ryan Murphy, the creator Glee, American Horror Story and Scream Queens actually wrote Nip/Tuck for John Stamos? Well he not only turned that down — but there was a role before that that the Grandfathered star was also offered, about three male hookers. So, why did John turn it down?
“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,” John told Details magazine about the role he turned down. Naturally, the actor has worked his whole life to at first, try to shake that “Uncle Jesse” shadow he lived under, but eventually he started to own it.
“I fought it for years. I was wrong, but I always thought if I were doing a sitcom, that it should be something smarter, more like Seinfeld. I’m happy to lean into it now,” he told the magazine. “There used to be such a stigma against going backward. But who f–king cares? It’s not hurting my career. I got to a point where I thought those yogurt commercials were, but it doesn’t matter. Nobody can put themselves up on a pedestal anymore.”
John could have possibly shed that image if he took on another role — but he actually turned down a huge one! “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.”
Well, that sounds amazing and we kind of wished that he did… but we loved the men in that show too much too. Plus, John will return to Fuller House on Netflix and of course Fox’s new comedy, Grandfathered. Do you think that John should have taken the Ryan Murphy roles? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta