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10 Questions for Candace Cameron Bure

TFK talks to the actress about Fuller House and the Little League World Series

August 19, 2016
CANDACE CAMERON BURE

Candace Cameron Bure with sons (from left) Lev, 16, and Maksim, 14.

Candace Cameron Bure is an actress, producer, and author. She is known for playing D.J. Tanner on Full House and Fuller House. The actress is throwing the first pitch at the Little League World Series on August 21. She talked to TFK's Elizabeth Winchester.

 

TFK: 

You first played the role of D.J. Tanner on Full House when you were 11 years old. You now play the role of D.J. as an adult on the new show Fuller House. Which role do you like best and why?

CANDACE CAMERON BURE:

I can’t choose. They are both very special times in my life. I grew up on Full House, and all of my memories are shared with millions of people. I loved having the opportunity to be able to act and be a part of such history. Now on Fuller House, it is incredibly special not only because I am reunited with my old castmates, but also because we have a show that is wildly popular and people all over the world still love and adore it.

TFK: 

What is one way that Fuller House is different from Full House?

BURE: 

This time around, we three ladies [including Jodi Sweetin, who plays Stephanie Tanner, and Andrea Barber, who plays Kimmy Gibbler] are leading!

TFK: 

Like you, other Full House actors also star on Fuller HouseHow does it feel to work with them again so many years later? 

BURE:

It's absolutely wonderful. It is a dream come true to be working with my best friends again.

TFK: 

Who inspired you to start acting and why?

BURE:

I started acting at age 5. I just kind of stumbled into it. My parents had a friend who suggested that I should start auditioning since we lived in Los Angeles, and we thought that it would be a fun experience. As I got older, I realized that I really did love acting. I decided in my teenage years that acting was definitely what I wanted to do.

The Fuller House cast poses on set.

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The Fuller House cast poses on set.

TFK:

Of all your television and movie experiences, which is your favorite or most memorable?

BURE:

I’ve been in the business for 35 years, so it is hard to pick a favorite. All of my experiences have a special meaning and place in my heart, but the most memorable has to be D.J. Tanner. I have played her for virtually my entire life—eight years while growing up and now as a woman today. She has had the biggest impact on my life.

TFK: 

What advice would you give to kids who would like to start an acting career?

BURE:

I would tell them to learn their craft and get involved in local productions whether it is theater, acting classes, plays at school, or camps. Really study and learn what it is all about. If it is something they are considering, they need to know that acting comes from a passionate place in your heart. It can be a tough job with a lot of disappointments because there are so many people competing. Make sure you really love it—that will make all of the difference.

TFK: 

On August 21, you’re throwing the first pitch at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Why did you want to take part in this event?

BURE:

I partnered with Canon PIXMA printers and the Little League World Series, because I’m all about taking photos and printing images. It’s great to have those little reminders of special times around you. Growing up in entertainment, cameras have always been an important part of my life. It’s always fun for me to look back at the prints from my younger years and remember all of those moments. I want my family and other families to be able to do the same.

TFK: 

How has being a mother contributed to your love of photography?

BURE:

As a mother of three, I’m constantly looking for moments to capture that we’ll want to look back on again. I’ve always thought it’s important to capture our big and small family moments to fill photo albums and frames around the house.

TFK: 

Your children are now teenagers. Did their experience with sports make you want to take part in the Little League World Series?

BURE:

My two boys play hockey, and the entire family loves playing sports and watching all sorts of games. We’re really into the Olympics right now! These types of experiences made me want to partner with Canon this year and head to the Little League World Series in Williamsport.

TFK: 

Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers?

BURE:

I love that the Little League World Series and Canon PIXMA are bringing families together and enabling them to preserve all of the excitement. As I’ve grown up, looking back at old photos has never gotten old. I hope future generations get to have similar experiences.


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