Oh, Mylanta! Candace Cameron Bure threw back to the ’90s when she recently dropped by Us Weekly’s New York City headquarters. The former child star also dished about her new book, Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction, and the highly anticipated Full House revival, Fuller House.
The actress and New York Times best-selling author, 39, starred in the beloved family series Full House (wake up, San Francisco!) as big sister D.J. Tanner from 1987 to 1995. With Us, she looked back at the good ol’ days by the numbers. (Oh, and she recited the theme song!)
“I think D.J. only got in trouble three times in high school. I think Kimmy got in trouble like 300 times in high school!” Cameron Bure told Us. “Andrea [Barber] is one of the funniest people I know and she’s nothing like her character, Kimmy Gibbler.”
Besides her trusty sidekick, D.J. also developed a strong relationship with boyfriend Steve, played by Scott Wagner. Steve often raided her family’s refrigerator when he breezed through the door. So, how much money did he probably cost the Tanner family?
“Thousands and thousands of dollars!” Cameron Bure mused. “Steve ate all our food. He’s still eating all our food! Scott’s a doll, I adore him.” Wagner always tried to make the cast laugh, too. Bure revealed that he often recited dialogue from the Disney character Aladdin, which he voiced in the 1992 classic.
As previously reported, Cameron Bure will be a widowed mom of three young children in Fuller House. But word is still out on how many hugs she’ll give! After all, she estimates that dad Danny Tanner (played by Bob Saget) embraced daughters D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle over a hundred times. “196 times. Is that how many episodes we did?” she said. “Every episode ended with Danny hugging everyone.”
Fuller House’s 13-episode series is set to drop on Netflix in 2016. Other stars who will reprise their roles include executive producer John Stamos (Uncle Jesse), Saget, Barber, Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone), Wagner, Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner), and Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky). Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle Tanner) have yet to sign on.
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