DJ Tanner Is All Grown Up! Full House‘s Candace Cameron Bure on Motherhood and More
She’s certainly not a little girl anymore. Candace Cameron Bure talks to us about her roles as a wife, mother, TV star and author of the new book, Reshaping It All.
At 10 years old, Candace Cameron Bure was cast as DJ Tanner, the teenage daughter on Full House, and joined one of the most beloved families on TV. Young girls like me grew up learning valuable life lessons from her and her co-stars, including Bob Saget, Jon Stamos, and the Olsen Twins.
24 years later, Candace is now a happily married mother of three and the star of ABC Family’s Make It or Break It and the upcoming TV movie, Truth Be Told. The 34-year-old can also add bestselling author to her accomplishments, as her new book Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness, is an instant hit.
We sat down with Candace to relive memories of her Full House days and to get the full scoop on her book:
What are your fondest memories from Full House?
“I had a great time on set everyday. I loved everyone on the show, cast and crew. We were really a big family, and we still are. I keep in touch with a lot of people from the show. My favorite memories are just goofing off and hearing jokes and laughing – it was non-stop laughter all the time.”
Did the older guys try to be funny to keep your energy up?
“They’re all kind of clowns themselves, so sometimes the kids were more professional than the guys on the show. We enjoyed one another a whole lot – if anything, it was the parents trying to keep it clean.. you know, make sure the guys kept it clean!”
What do you think when you see reruns now?
“It’s fun, I honestly haven’t seen the show in a few years. But, if I happen to catch it on TV, I totally stop and watch. It brings back memories of what was going on behind-the-scenes and what was going on during that show, or wherever life had me at that moment. All those memories come back.”
Now, you have this big, beautiful family. You have two sons and a daughter… do they ever ask to watch Full House?
“They did watch it a lot, and then, just because they’ve gotten older and we’ve all been busier—they’re involved in school and sports—we don’t have the TV on very often in our house. But, they love the show, they’ve definitely seen it. Now, they watch a lot of Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Food Network, or sports. We’re kind of protective over what they watch and we limit a lot, but we watch all those shows together, and we have family movie night, too.”
What’s your favorite part about being a mom?
“It’s without a doubt when my kids come up to me unexpectedly and want to hug or kiss me, or just be with me. Or they say, ‘You’re the best, mom.’ Those compliments are just incredible. I’m so proud of them, so when I get special notes from teachers or I hear they did a great job or were kind to someone in class, those are such proud moments. Motherhood changes everything. You never knew that you could love that big no matter what, good or bad, but you do, and you can.”