Candace Cameron Bure opened up recently about her role on the upcoming Netflix reboot Fuller House, which follows her reprised character DJ Tanner as she navigates her way through parenting three kids on her own. Bure says that DJ has grown up to be quite a bit like her dad — played by Bob Saget — in that she is very organized.
“She is a little bit like Danny Tanner as a dad. She’s very organized and orderly. She’s a single mom, so she kind of has to be with three kids, and she’s the mom of the group in every way, between Kimmy and Stephanie,” Candace told Entertainment Tonight.
The new show doesn’t premiere until February 26, but fans have been excited for the reboot for months, ever since rumors began to circulate online that there was some sort of Full House reunion in the works. Along with Bure and Saget, original cast members Andrea Barber, Lori Loughlin, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, and Jodie Sweetin will also take on their old characters. Fans have been very curious about whether twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will make an appearance, but it’s highly unlikely that they’ll do the show. John Stamos said in a recent interview that he thinks the Olsens are a bit scared to return to acting, as they haven’t done much of it in several years as they focused on their fashion careers.
“There was a lot of miscommunication in the press and stuff. I talked to them and why they didn’t want to come back. I mean, they have big lives. They haven’t acted in a while,” Stamos said on the Today show.
“We all tried to persuade them to come and play; they decided not to at this time. We’re hopeful that at some time in the future, they might change their minds and reprise Michelle. We only need one of ’em. We still love them, and the door is always open,” creator Jeff Franklin said at a recent Television Critics Association panel.
While there have been conflicting stories online about why — and whether there’s bad blood between the twins and the rest of the cast — it’s clear that fans are just as eager for the show without Michelle, and that includes Candace herself.
“I can honestly say that every scene with Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweeten and the legacy cast… they are forever just a huge part of my heart and just so much fun. I hope everyone loves the show as much as we loved doing it because we want to be back for years and years and years,” Bure said.
The original show isn’t just a bit of nostalgia for fans; Candace Cameron Bure says she was overwhelmed on the first day of filming and caught herself tearing up more than once.
“I had to pause and stop. The emotions got to me and I was crying. I was flooded with so many memories,” she said.
While most of the original cast is back on board, Franklin says that the new show isn’t about the entire family as much as Full House was. Instead, Candace Cameron Bure’s character will be the focus along with her sister and best friend.
“We wanted to create an episode for the fans, as in the last episode of Full House we never got to do. Fans know the show inside out, probably better than I do. Going forward, it’s great to have the guys and Becky coming through now and then. We want them there, but this is a show centered around these three women. As the episodes go along, the visits will become more sporadic,” Franklin said.
Photo courtesy Netflix