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

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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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