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Fuller House's Candace Cameron Bure Explains How DJ Tanner Has Changed

For Candace Cameron Bure, playing an all-grown-up DJ Tanner — now a widowed mother of three on Netflix’s Fuller House — is a constant balancing act.

“She’s in mom mode, full-time,” Bure tells TVLine. “She’s not a teenager anymore, but she’s still really fun. She also has to keep three boys under control without a husband, so she’s got to be a disciplinarian. If you were that teenage girl who wished that DJ was your sister, or wished that she was your best friend, you’ll be really happy with how she is as a mom.”

Bure also assures longtime Full House fans that Netflix’s revival series — slated to begin streaming in 2016 — will carry on the spirit of the original.

“Tonally, the show is very much the same, but it’s updated” she explains. “I’m sure a few of the jokes are a little bit racier now than they would have been in the ’90s, but it’s still nothing that’s inappropriate or that you would feel uncomfortable watching with your kids. We’re three grown women, and I have to say, we’re all pretty good-looking, too. [Laughs] We have some cute guys on the show, too, so that’s fun.”

One guy she’s not quite ready to talk about is her on-screen ex Steve, who remains in DJ’s life despite not being the father of her children. She is, however, more than happy to talk about is DJ’s BFF Kimmy Gibbler:

“You’re going to howl over Kimmy!” she says. “Andrea Barber is so funny, it’s ridiculous. She’s even funnier as Kimmy as an adult than she was as a kid. Kimmy and DJ are still best friends, and because Andrea and I have been really close friends our whole lives, you really see the chemistry on screen.”

What do you hope to see on Fuller House (besides a DJ/Steve reunion, of course)? Drop a comment with your wishes below.

Additional reporting by Rebecca Iannucci

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  1. Eric says:

    The main way that DJ has changed is now when someone disagrees with her they are persecuting her and violating her religious freedoms.

    • thisismenow says:

      DJ is a character, Candace is the actress and she isn’t that bad.

    • James says:

      How DARE you! She is a CHRISTIAN! If anyone deserves to be persecuted for their religious beliefs, it’s every other religion!

    • Eric says:

      HAHA. She isn’t that bad. A ringing endorsement. You’re right though. As long as you are a Christian, white and heterosexual then she is just fine.

    • Mr. Tran K says:

      Candace is still married to a former hockey player. No idea what team she’s rooting for. I’m a huge Sharks and Capitals fan (TRUST ME).

    • Dude says:

      She’s not as bad as her brother. If you hate her just because she is religious, you are persecuting her for her religion and I say that as a gay man who disagrees with her and her brother 99% of the time.

    • if you don’t like what she believes, leave!

    • Daisy says:

      Only Christians are not allowed to practice their faith at work or in their businesses. I’ve yet to see the hypocritical LGTB community go into Jewish or Muslim or any other religion bakery. FYI: the First Amendment says the government CANNOT make any laws regarding religion or thereof the practice of religion in any way.

  2. Mr. Tran K says:

    Does anyone know when CCB will be back to co-host The View after Fuller House wraps up taping the season?

  3. Marissa says:

    Don’t mean for this to come off as insensitive or judgmental, but does anyone know if she’s had work done? Her eyes seem…. different. Bigger. DJ was one of my biggest role models growing up, I’m really curious to see how the whole family turned out!

  4. Michael says:

    I want to know if the original set is back! We need the Full House house!

  5. Yolanda says:

    I just hope Ms. Cameron Bure is still an actress and puts her beliefs aside while playing DJ. DJ I remember would today support women’s rights, gay rights, would be all for human rights. There’s a difference between character and actress and I just hope Ms. Cameron Bure respects that.

    • Drew says:

      I’d kinda be interested in seeing a DJ who has some religious conviction. PC liberal characters are a dime a dozen on TV. When was the last time you saw a Christian conservative who was portrayed as anything but a crazed lunatic or who eventually saw the light and abandoned their beliefs in the end?
      The fact is, the DJ we remember wasn’t super political or super religious. If she goes off supporting all of the causes you listed, she is just as changed as if she turns out to be the person I described above. She should probably be neither of these things to any great extent.

      • Sari says:

        Thank you!!
        I don’t usually comment but I had to this time

        It bugs me that their is no religious people in TV shows and the minute there is some inkling of one everyone goes off about how stupid they are or how they are shoving their beliefs down their thoughts. I’m not even sure how a fictional character stating their opinion in a show you can shut off is shoving their beliefs down your throats, but whatever.

        What is the big deal? The media is filled with liberals. Is someone having an idea different to you that big of deal?
        Christians deal with watching hardcore liberals every day. I seriously doubt they will make DJ a strong Christian like Bure, but I hope people don’t make a real big fuss and get all spent all their time complaining if she is religious in the show.

        • Angela says:

          Well, hey, I hear people complain all the time about the “gay agenda” being “forced” down their throats when it comes to having gay characters/storylines on TV, so if people claim that can happen with that issue…
          People are really missing the point with the complaints about religion/religious people. The mere fact that someone is religious is not the problem (for most people, at least). The problem comes because people are tired of the religious people out there who get on their high moral horse about certain supposed “sins” (when they are just as likely to be committing certain “sins” themselves-glass houses, he who is without sin, etc.), and, on a political level, try and push their religious views to become law (which goes against the whole “separation of church and state” thing, but hey).
          I don’t care if someone is personally against gay marriage because their religion frowns upon it. I don’t agree with them one bit, but that’s their personal view. That doesn’t mean, however, they have the right to try and force the rest of the country to bend to their religious beliefs on that issue.
          People are also tired of hearing guys like Josh Duggar talking about how gay marriage is a sin, all while he’s done things that I’m pretty damn sure can fall under the “sinful” label. Or people like Huckabee, who make horribly offensive “jokes” about transgendered people, and spout anti-gay marriage views, all while supporting Josh Duggar. Or all the politicians who go on about how gay marriage is bad and sinful while they’re having affairs (sometimes with men!). We’re sick to death of the hypocrisy of some religious people. That is the issue. Not the simple fact they’re religious.
          And people are also tired of hearing the “It’s my religious beliefs!” excuse come up to justify discriminating against people or denying them civil rights. There are plenty of religious people out there who managed to figure out that it’s okay to be religious AND support gay marriage. Clearly their religious beliefs weren’t a barrier for them, so why it must be that way for some other people, I don’t quite understand.

          • I was talking to you Angela, just so everyone knows that! Again well said and thank you!

          • Tiffany says:

            I couldn’t agree more true religious people don’t pass judgement regardless of who you are what you are or what their beliefs are. If what that person is doing or saying affects you and or offends you in any way stay away from them. No need in judging them talking about them or making rude crude comments to or about them. The only person that anyone has to answer to that matters for their actions is GOD.

          • Marissa says:

            In complete agreement, Angela. Well said.

          • Drew says:

            Okay, so we won’t have Josh Duggar or Huckabee on the show. None of the examples you listed explained why it would be offensive to allow Candace Cameron Bure to have her views reflected in her character. She is not a politician. She is not trying to pass any laws. She is a normal person, with normal person beliefs. So, what is the problem?
            I agree that people should not pass judgement on others. It’s not our place. That doesn’t mean that you have to condone someone’s actions, or support their actions. It doesn’t mean that anyone views themself as being above sinning… Christianity is about admitting that we are all sinners.
            People who don’t believe in gay marriage have all kinds of reasons why, and they’re allowed to have those beliefs. They’re even allowed to vote based on those beliefs. That’s just the way things work, but it’s irrelevant to this conversation.
            You bring up the “gay agenda” and people “claiming” that it is happening on TV. First of all, let’s take away the quotes. We have enough TV producers saying that they want to add more gay characters to TV shows because the want to represent that culture. It’s not a wild conspiracy theory, it’s just something that writers are doing at the moment, to bring attention to something that they believe in. Those who don’t like it are free to turn the channel.
            So, why would it be offensive for Candace Cameron Bure to have the same opportunity? You can’t say that TV is being flooded with Christian conservative characters, because it’s just factually not true. There are more liberal characters on TV… it’s the norm, because TV reflects the beliefs of its writers, and not many Christian conservatives get hired in Hollywood (which is why many of them are in the closet). More than that, I’d say there are probably more gay characters on TV than there are Christian conservatives (portrayed in non-offensive ways), which does not reflect demographics at all. There are more Christian conservatives in this country than there are gay people. So, why not represent them? Maybe you would begin to understand how someone like Candace Cameron Bure can have her views on homosexuality while still loving homosexuals. Because right now, the mainstream argument is always either “pro-gay marriage!” or “homophobic!” and there is really no in-between. That does not reflect the real world.
            Your posts says that you don’t have a problem with religious people. You then go on to imply that you have no problem with religious people as long as they keep their religious mouths shut. You have no problem with non-religious people “forcing” their views on religious people, but you find the opposite to be greatly offensive. This is not productive. It is no the “coexist” that all of those annoying bumper stickers are asking for. Maybe a free exchange of ideas is in order, so we can stop viewing each other as monsters and start understanding where other people are coming from. And if someone is offended by her beliefs, they’re free to turn the show off.

        • murley says:

          Glee actually had a number of religious/Christian characters portrayed in a fair and possitive light.

  6. Alex says:

    I’m curious to see the Kimmy/Stephanie dynamic now that both are adults – DJ was kind of their go-between when they were younger since they didn’t get along. Does that still hold true? Have they grown closer over the years? Or are they forced to put that aside in their efforts to help DJ? Will we see some tricks or pranks between the two like we did when they were younger?

  7. vanvon says:

    She’s an insufferable homophobe – just what we don’t need in the public venue.

    • NJMark says:

      No more so than Barack Obama when he first ran for president. (Except I don’t recall anyone saying that about him at the time.)

      • dru mont says:

        President Obama doesn’t walk around with this holier-than-thou attitude that Miss Thing and her ilk have in spades. Since there are so many gay men and women working in the television industry, Ms. Bure ‘s attitude is sour and unwelcome – unless you happen to be a homophobe (like you?)

        • Drew says:

          Your comment in no way came across as sour or holier-than-thou.
          (please read the above comment with the appropriate amount of sarcasm. Thanks)

    • DC says:

      Wow. Christians really are being persecuted. The Bible said this would happen and it is. Just because Christians don’t believe in gays doesn’t mean all of us hate those who are. What I hate is people not letting me have an opinion.

      • dru mont says:

        Christians can have any opinion they want – they just need to be prepared for the backlash and they also need to quit trying to impose their morality on everyone else. Can you say Kim Davis?

        • Drew says:

          Do you think that it’s only the Christians who are trying to impose their morality on everyone else? If so, you are completely blind to the world around you. How is a baker, a photographer or a florist imposing their views on anyone else when they decide that providing their services for an event would go against their own beliefs? Yet, declining that work is causing them all levels of legal trouble. Why? Because other people are imposing their own morality on them!
          It works both ways. The common sense solution is to live and let live, but how many people go for that option anymore? Lawsuits are so much more fun, right?

          • Angela says:

            They’re being called out for that because businesses have discrimination laws they must abide by. If a state says that it is illegal to deny people service based on their sexual orientation, then those people are going against the law and they’re going to be called out on it. It’s not “religious persecution”, it’s telling them to comply with basic state laws.
            And it’s a freaking cake/photo/flower. If someone honestly thinks God is going to punish them for selling one of those things to a gay couple, then that sounds pretty extreme and ridiculous to me.
            And selling people products/giving them service doesn’t even necessarily equal endorsing or supporting the customers anyway! I work in a bookstore, and I sell books by politicians/media pundits I don’t agree one bit with to customers all the time. Does that mean I’m endorsing those people’s views? No. I’m simply selling a product. And if I denied a customer service because what I sold went against my personal beliefs, I would expect to get called out for it, if not fired.
            If someone’s religious beliefs are THAT important to them to where they play that big a role in their everyday lives, then maybe they should try and find work where they won’t have to chance working with or serving people who may go against their particular worldview. If someone has an issue selling birth control because of their religious beliefs, then don’t go into the pharmaceutical field. If someone doesn’t want to photograph same-sex weddings or bake a cake for a gay couple, then don’t go into the wedding business. Pretty simple. But if they do do that, then, they should probably prepare for the possibility that they might actually have to interact with people who don’t fit their select worldview, and learn to deal with it somehow.
            Not to mention, how far does this “religious beliefs” exemption go? Should a teacher be allowed to refuse to talk to a gay couple on parent-teacher conference night? Should a hospital deny service to a person who comes in with their partner? Should a boss be allowed to pay an employee less, or not hire them at all, because they don’t agree with gay marriage/gay rights? At some point it gets beyond ridiculous. There’s no justification for businesses denying gay people service in the first place. None.

          • Drew says:

            Angela, you’re talking about apples and oranges. Nobody denied anyone service in their stores because they were gay. If they walk in and order a dozen cupcakes, they get a dozen cupcakes.
            What we’re talking about is a special arrangement where people are asked to provide services to a specific event. The Constitution guarantees people the freedom of association. This means that if you do not believe in something that is happening at a ceremony, you are not required to attend. You are certainly not required to cater that ceremony. You cannot make someone who is anti-gun cater an NRA rally. You cannot make someone who is Jewish cater an Easter celebration. You can’t force a vegan to serve meat. You can’t force a lot of people to do a lot of things. And you know what happens then? They lose that business because the customer will go down the street and find someone who will cater their event. There is no need for lawsuits because the situation takes care of itself.
            As for all of your examples, my answer would be that if someone owns their business, they should have the right to deny service that conflicts with their beliefs. Nobody should be forced to do something that violates their beliefs. If they have a boss, they might get fired. If they don’t, there’s really nothing to be done about it.
            Do you believe that actors should be able to turn down roles?
            Do you believe that a climate change activist has the right to turn down a job at a chemical plant?
            Do you believe that the bookstore you work in has the right to not sell any particular book that they don’t want to sell?

      • Angela says:

        Oh, for cripes’ sake, you can have an opinion all you want. But that does not mean you are free from being criticized for having that opinion. Criticism =/= persecution, nor does it mean you’re being silenced.
        Also, considering 80 some percent of the country’s citizens identify as Christian, considering all of our presidents have been of the Christian faith, considering we still have “In God we Trust” on our money, considering churches still have the right to do whatever they want within their walls (since, y’know, the federal government can’t tell churches how to do business-heeeeey, see how that “separation of church and state” thing benefits the church side of the equation, too?), I’m pretty certain Christians aren’t in any danger of being “persecuted” anytime soon.
        People mocking Christianity and calling Christians out on their beliefs may well be annoying. It may well be rude. It may even personally offend some Christians. No argument there. And heck, I will be among the first to state that all Christians should not be painted with the same stereotypical brush because of the actions of some.
        But none of that qualifies as actual persecution. Not even close. The Christians getting killed in other parts of the world simply for being Christian? THAT is persecution. Learn the difference.
        Also, did it ever occur to those of you who are getting upset about this that the reason Christianity gets targeted/mocked/criticized the most out of all the religions practiced in the U.S. is because it’s the most commonly practiced religion? Kind of logical that it’s going to get the most attention as a result, be it positive OR negative.

  8. aph1976 says:

    In a way DJ is now in her father’s position because after his wife died he was the only parent his daughters had.

  9. Drew says:

    I love all the comments by the “tolerant” people here who hate her because she doesn’t think like they do. I’m not sure that they know what the word means.

    • Ivy says:

      I so agree with you Drew! The people making those comments are the intolerant ones.

      • Eran says:

        Spoken like someone who’s never spent a day of her life around people who, given half a chance, would eagerly strip you of your every civil and human right…because their religion tells them to.
        You want to know what Christians would do to gay people if theirs was the only law of the land? Try Google imaging gays and Syria and good luck sleeping at night after that.

        • Drew says:

          OMG, what are the Christians doing to gays in Syria? I hadn’t heard about it!!!! What are those horrible Christians doing to the gays?!!!
          You have absolutely no grasp of what Christianity is or how it differs from other religions.

    • c-mo says:

      Love it!!! You are so correct, Drew. I also notice they haven’t responded to your comment, you win!

      • Drew says:

        They probably can’t see my comment. To see it would be to acknowledge it. That could cause a feedback loop in their brains. :-)

      • Angela says:

        Or, y’know, it could just be that this site gets wonky sometimes when people try and reply to people’s comments. Which happens a lot, no matter the political affiliation of the people involved.
        He hasn’t “won” anything. He’s simply expressed an opinion. Not a fact. “Tolerate” means to “put up with”. Doesn’t mean you have to like what the person has to say. And there is a vast difference between tolerating anti-gay remarks and supporting homosexuality. The latter is worth supporting, because there’s nothing wrong with it. The former-well, they’re entitled to express their opinions, sure…but there’s nothing about their attitude worth supporting. People would say racist or sexist views shouldn’t be tolerated, and rightly so, why must we suddenly make an exception when it comes to anti-gay remarks?

        • Drew says:

          So, you should tolerate people as long as you agree that what they believe is good?
          How is that tolerance? Unless the idea of tolerance itself is foolish.

      • Sam says:

        Win for Drew!

  10. D says:

    I don’t know about all of you, but I am DYING to see how Comet has been holding out all these years!

  11. Ashley B says:

    I hope DJ and Steve get back together!! They have awesome chemistry!! Oh btw I want to tell these people who are talking down about Candance about being a Christian. I’m tired of these people who are doing this. Respect her and stop acting like hypocrites.

  12. Jaben says:

    Does anyone know what the storyline will be to explain why Michelle (The Olsen Twins) are not gonna be on the show?

    • Rob says:

      She has severe multiple personality disorder and hallucinations where she thinks she’s two people who run a multi-million dollar fashion brand and date older men who look eerily similar to Bob Saget. She’s in a psych ward.

    • Shaun says:

      One of them is very ill,don’t be a tool.

  13. Sara says:

    I don’t care about Candace’s religious/political views, nor do I care about any of the other actors’ religious/political views. Full House was always a fairly neutral show in regards to religious and political issues and I hope that it stays that way. That way it is more accessible to everyone.

  14. Sam says:

    I have never submitted a comment but this time I will. As a Christian myself and speaking from experience, I pray and hope that none of Candace children turn our to be gay. She will sure have a rude awaking. Candace, homosexuality is not a choice, you are born that way and we must learn to love and accept everyone for who they are. I applaud you for being a good human being, however, it is very disappointed to see your hatred towards gays and lesbians.

    • Drew says:

      Candace has been in the entertainment industry since she was something like six years old. She has been around gay people since she was a small child. She has gay friends. There doesn’t seem to be an issue with her ability to love gay people. When did she say that she hates gay people?
      Look at some of the comments posted here, and tell me how you think many of the people making those comments would react if their child revealed themselves to be a Christian conservative. I don’t think it would go over well in a lot of cases.

      • Angela says:

        I would be okay with it. We’d obviously strongly disagree and probably have some pretty heated debates if the topic ever came up, but I sure wouldn’t be casting my kid out of my house or anything like that. Something that, unfortunately, some anti-gay people have done with their gay children.
        And I agree with you that I don’t think Candace hates gay people, no. But it does beg the question-if she can love them, if she can be friends with them, like you note, then why does she support beliefs that would deny them equal rights and treatment? Why would she support beliefs that lead to gay people being treated horribly over the years, and made to feel depressed and suicidal because they were told there was something “wrong” with them being who they are?
        I would never want to put any gay friends of mine through that kind of crap. I would want them to know they have my full support that they can be who they are, and love who they want to love, and that they won’t be judged for it, and that they’re deserving of the same rights I get to enjoy.

        • Drew says:

          You don’t understand… that thing that happens to gay kids happens to straight kids too! When their parents don’t like what they believe or how they live, they get the boot. Liberal parents even do it. Is it ever right? Should people turn their backs on their children? I don’t have kids, but I have nephews and a niece and I know that I can think of very few things that would make me turn my back on them… and that’s going to the wacky, extreme “Nazi” place in my head. So no, I don’t see how people could treat their kids like that. But then again, I can’t understand how a lot of parents can treat their kids a lot of ways.
          You don’t understand Candace’s point of view. That’s fine. Maybe you’ll get the chance to see where she is coming from. I don’t know. But did you see what you did here? You start off by saying that you don’t think that she hates gays, and then you go on to imply that she pretty much hates gays. Because you don’t understand it, or you don’t agree with it, it becomes wrong and evil. You’re doing the very thing that you accuse her of doing, all because you don’t understand where she is coming from.

  15. Kristin says:

    I’m hoping the Olsen twins will come back. It will stil be great but it won’t be the same.

  16. Amy says:

    I think they should cast the Olsen twins older sister for the role. She looks just like them and doesn’t have as big of a stick up her butt as the other two.

  17. Well I am one person who will not be watching it, I can’t stand her, and I was never a big fan of Full House in the first place! I might have checked it out if it wasn’t for her stupid wishy washy narrow minded christian view of the world! And I bet she is making sure that her own views are included in the show too! which is probably how the character will be different! Though the show always did have a wishy washy way about it, so it wont be anything new!

  18. I want to see a DJ and Steve reunion…They were the BOMB!

  19. Abel Jaimes says:

    I want to see more of Becky Danny Jesse and Joey

  20. Karin says:

    I would love to see more of Jesse and Becky. They were always my favorite couple on Full House and totally cute together.

  21. Jackie says:

    I would not like to see Danny Tanner – if the unauthorized story is true – why in the world would you want to be goody goody Dan Tanner again!!!! Everyone else on the show is great.

  22. Normandy says:

    She is a vile religious anti gay bigot. Shame on her.