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Keep­ing up with Can­dace

Ac­tress dishes on Full House legacy and that con­tro­ver­sial PDA photograph

- BETHONIE BUT­LER Sex · Relationships & Sex · San Francisco · British Columbia · Los Angeles · Candace Cameron

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.

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