By: Carita Rizzo
The much-anticipated “Full House” spinoff doesn’t hit Netflix until 2016, but IMDb got Candace Cameron Bure to spill some details about the 13-episode series that unites cast members Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Lori Loughlin, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Bob Saget, and more fan favorites. The Olsen twins’ participation may still be in limbo, but Camera Bure says having them there would be great, “It would be wonderful if they, or one of them, decided to.”
The on-screen reunion of “Fuller House” is everything you want it to be… and more!
“We are having the time of our lives, really! Yes, of course, we’ve all been great friends and we hang out all the time. But just to be on the stage together and working together — we’re all pinching ourselves and saying like, ‘It feels like we didn’t skip a beat. It feels like we never left one another,’” explains “Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure, 39. “I think we’re having even more fun this time around than we did the first time around, which is hard to beat because we had an amazing time.” (Fun fact: Cameron Bure was just 11 years old when she first starred in “Full House” in 1987.)
This time DJ’s front and center — and she’s a mom.
For Cameron Bure, a mom of three in real life, getting to discover DJ Tanner — also a mother of three and a veterinarian — as an adult has been part of the fun. “We get to see her 20-some years later,” the actress explains. “It’s just fun to see her as a mom and to see what kind of mom she’s become — and what kind of woman. It’s just a character that’s so special to me.”
The storylines reference the stars’ real lives.
Candace Bure is thrilled that series creator Jeff Franklin is back at the helm. “We’re so happy that we have Jeff, who created the original show, because there’s no one who knows the characters better than Jeff. And just like with the original show, the writers always wanted to know what was going on in our personal lives. It’s really the same for this show. I mean, they’re asking me what kind of mom I am with my three kids — and so we’re going to use a lot of my own personal experiences, but we’ll make them DJ’s.”
Is Steve really dead?
On the new incarnation of “Full House,” DJ is a widow, but her ex-husband was not Steve Hale (formerly played by Scott Weinger), whom many considered the love of DJ’s life. “Rest assured, Steve is not dead. Will we learn about him? Definitely,” teases Cameron Bure. “So fans rejoice.”
So, who did DJ marry?
If it wasn’t Steve, who was good enough for DJ in the end? “That’s a good question,” says Cameron Bure. “I think you’ll learn little bits about him throughout the show. Just kind of like you did on the original ‘Full House.’ I don’t know any details of whether they’ll have flashback scenes or anything like that. I have no idea. But we talk about it because you have to. When that happens and you have children, it’s something that you have to discuss — those emotions and the healing from it and how to move on with live.”
How are the two shows similar?
Although it seems like it’s always tragedy that brings the Tanners together, there’s nothing bittersweet about “Fuller House.” “I think the way they’ve developed the show — well, it’s tragedy that starts it off, which was like the original ‘Full House.’ But the themes are always heartfelt, there’s always a situation you can learn something from,” says Cameron Bure. “Tonally, it’ll feel the same as the original ‘Full House,’ which is heartfelt, and funny, and family friendly. But it’s current. It’s in today’s times.”