Keeping up with Candace
Actress dishes on Full House legacy and that controversial PDA photograph
Like many of us, Candace Cameron Bure spent the early days of the pandemic cooking and trying out new recipes with her family. But the actress is officially back to work: In addition to filming several Hallmark movies expected to hit our screens this year, she also recently released a new lifestyle collection that includes T-shirts, desktop accessories and, yes, Bibles.
Cameron Bure also celebrated a milestone this summer — the end of Fuller House, the spinoff that brought her back to the Tanner family's Victorian home in San Francisco.
Q Because of the pandemic, you had some time home with your husband (retired NHL player Valeri Bure) and three kids (ages 18 to 22), but now you're back to work. What have you been up to?
A I have been back at work for the past two months. I was in Canada. I shot two films. I'm going back up there next month to shoot another film. So in that way, I've had a little bit of normalcy ... I'm able to work, and my kids are working, as well as my husband. So, these past few months, you know, you're just trying to figure out what the new protocols are, what the new — I don't even want to say normal because I think it's still changing. It's been a relief to be able to go back to work. I'm incredibly grateful for it because I know there's still a lot of people who aren't.
Q What has it been like filming with all the restrictions?
A It went really well, better than I anticipated. The COVID-19 rates are very, very low in the province of British Columbia, which is why they have opened up. So it feels very different over there than it does in Los Angeles. It felt very safe. There are just new protocols to go by. And once you get used to them, they are fine. Everyone's wearing masks and shields. As far as the actors, we're doing the same thing until we're on camera.
But everything is just moving a little bit slower, which is actually very nice and feels more humane — because when you do these movies, a lot of times you're packing in so much in a day. And now there's a little bit more space for everyone to do their job.
Q OK, I have to ask — you were in the news recently because of a photo you took with your husband that was posted in your Instagram stories (and later, in an actual post). (In the photo, Bure's hand is resting on one of his wife's breasts.) Were you surprised that became a whole thing?
A I was shocked because it was just a fun little post. My husband is not on social media and doesn't like to be on it. So we were taking a few pictures together — we don't even take that many pictures together, let alone post it. But we thought that one was funny. He was like, “Oh, you can post that.”
I had no idea I was going to get such a response. It's an interesting culture because especially in the Christian culture, the Bible talks a lot about modesty and purity, and all of those things are very important to me and my family. And yet once you get married, I think that there are many Christians that get it wrong, that they feel like you have to pretend like you're not having sex or you're not enjoying your sex life, which is just completely wrong.
If you read the Song of Solomon in the Bible, sex was made for marriage. We are Christians and conservative with many points of view, and yet we've been married for 24 years. This is one of the blessings of marriage. So, I just didn't realize how some people would take it.
Q People now associate you with Hallmark almost or as much as they associate you with the Full House franchise. What does that mean to you that people see Candace Cameron Bure and think of Hallmark movies, particularly the Christmas programming?
A Oh, I absolutely love it. I've had a long-standing relationship with Hallmark Channel for 12 years. Being intentional with my career and my choices, their branding has always lined up with what I want to represent and with the type of programming that I do, which is all family-friendly entertainment. And so I love that.