Candace Cameron Bure has been acting and living in Hollywood for pretty much the entirety of her life. Most known for her acting as “DJ Tanner” on Full House, the actress and mom of three has a lot of insightful things to share about being a Christian in Hollywood.
“My faith is really the foundation of who I am,” the actress explained in an exclusive interview with Fox. “It’s so important to me, and it’s always a part of me, whether it’s at home and privately, or when I’m reading the Bible in Bible study. But also at work, and the choices I make within work, and the companies I choose to work with and the projects that I choose to take on.”
The 44-year-old mom of three explained how the Word of God guides her in every decision she makes, both in and out of work.
“The Bible to me is truth,” Bure shared. “I can always go back to the word of God and find the hope, the encouragement, the positivity, the trust that I know I have in Jesus. And so it never fails, even when life doesn’t go the way I want it to or had planned it to. I know that God’s in control of everything.”
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“I live by faith in everything, in everything that I do, and every aspect of my life. So it’s not just something that I rely on or is a crutch. I mean, it is genuinely who I am. How it helps me? It’s hard to say because it’s just a part of my being.”
Over the years, Cameron-Bure has passed on many acting jobs because of her faith. She explained how she chose to pass up on roles because they went against her morals.
“I’ve had a lot of those, passing on projects, saying no to projects because they didn’t feel right for me,” she shared. “And a lot of those were because of the boundaries that I’ve created for myself within the choices I knew I was going to make. And some of them were really easy to pass on.”
While some of the projects really tempted her, she chose to stick to her faith and go in other directions.
“Some of them, it hurt, definitely,” said Bure. “There’s some that I’ve wanted, and you’re like, ‘Ugh, it’s not so bad.’ But in my heart, I’m like, ‘But it’s not right for me.’ And that is what I’ve always trusted, that if I can’t walk away having done something and be super proud of it, or if I have any sort of red flag in my heart that I may have regret over this, even again, if it’s not this thing that seems bad to everyone, but in my spirit, it doesn’t feel right, I just know that’s made it easier to make that decision to stay true to who I am.”
Cameron-Bure has dedicated most of her film time to the Hallmark Channel, partially due to the fact that most of their films are family-friendly.
“That’s what I’ve made my life mission as far as work goes — to be in that space in the entertainment industry,” she pointed out. “Hallmark Channel has been this wonderful, wonderful relationship. And it’s grown so much over the years. I … auditioned for my very first Hallmark movie, and now I believe I’m 24 movies into it with them.”
As for what Cameron-Bure is working on now, she says it’s in the works. For the last couple of years, the actress dedicated most of her time to “Fuller House” the reboot of the sitcom “Full House.”
“It was bittersweet,” said Bure on wrapping the series. “It’s been such an incredible run to be back on television, and that was the sweet part. We came back. I got to play DJ Tanner again. I got to work with my best friends again. And that was such a blessing, such a gift. And the fact that the audience, everyone embraced the show, and we had five incredible seasons, it’s on the top of my highlight reel as far as my career goes. It’s amazing.”
The last day was emotional for everyone, Cameron-Bure sharing that she did shed quite a few tears.
“I remember I didn’t want to miss anything,” she reflected. “I didn’t want to be so in my tears that I would forget to enjoy the day and soak in all the memories.”
She also shared how the reboot strengthened her relationships with her old co-stars, reigniting the friendships that they created all those years ago.
“We’ve always kept in touch,” said Bure. “We’ve always been friends over the years. But once you get to actually see each other every single day now… it just changes your relationships. So we were all so appreciative of the opportunity that we got. … It was like lightning striking twice. So the relationships just got even stronger, which is amazing. I guess it could’ve gone the other way, but we don’t have jealousy in the cast. We all just have gratitude, so our relationships were even stronger, and stronger today.”
The actress even hinted that the end of “Fuller House” might not truly be the end.
“I still don’t think that these characters are over because I think they’re going to live in people’s hearts for so many more years,” she said. “They’ve been beloved for so many years, and I don’t think that it’s going to go away. And so who knows if there’s even another iteration of the show in another 10 years?”
You can stream “Fuller House” on Netflix.