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Candace Cameron Bure talks about ‘Just in Time’ and Great American Family movies

Actress Candace Cameron Bure (“Full House” and “Fuller House” fame) chatted about the movie “Just in Time” and her other Great American Family films.

Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure. Photo Credit: Garrett Lobaugh
Candace Cameron Bure. Photo Credit: Garrett Lobaugh

Actress Candace Cameron Bure (“Full House” and “Fuller House” fame) chatted about the movie “Just in Time” and her other Great American Family films.

Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” A woman that embodies this quote is Candace Cameron Bure.

‘Just in Time’ movie

Most recently, she served as an executive producer of the film “Candace Cameron Presents: Just in Time,” which coincided with this year’s Easter festivities.

“I love that movie,” she exclaimed. “Laura Osnes is so fantastic, so was Peter Bryant and our writers were incredible as well.”

She noted that she is excited for her new holiday movie “A Christmas Less Traveled,” which she announced yesterday. “I am always searching for the next Christmas movie. This is a fun road trip story that we get to tell,” she foreshadowed.

“It is also quite heartwarming, so you might need to have the tissues handy for that movie,” she acknowledged.

‘A Christmas… Present’ movie with Marc Blucas

She shared that she enjoyed doing the holiday film “A Christmas… Present” with Marc Blucas. “I loved that movie,” she said. “Working with Marc was so great.”

The synopsis is: Real Estate Agent Maggie Larson and her family will be spending Christmas with her recently widowed brother, Paul, and his young daughter at their house.

Maggie is determined to give her brother and niece the best Christmas possible and to lift their spirits when they most need it. Though Maggie’s plan is to aid her brother, his faith and parenting style ultimately helps her to understand issues within her own life and a need for closeness in her own family.

Working with director Lesley Demetriades

She also had great words about working with female director Lesley Demetriades on “A Christmas… Present.” “I have had a career filled with so many wonderful people, and Lesley was certainly one of them,” she said. “Lesley is a wonderful director, and she is so kind.”

“As a producer and a lead actress, I am always trying to create the best environment on set,” she said.

“I get the privilege of working with incredible people, and I get to put those teams together. I enjoy everyone in my film so very much, and it is always great to work with new faces and I also get to work with a lot of familiar faces behind the scenes,” she elaborated.

She also had great words about Emmy nominee Randy Wayne, who served as a supervising producer on that film. “Randy is great,” she admitted.

‘My Christmas Hero’ film

An equally enjoyable movie for her was “My Christmas Hero,” where she worked alongside Gabriel Hogan. It was a film about military appreciation and meaningful relationships. “That one was wonderful,” she said.

The digital age

On being an actress in the digital age, she said, “It is wonderful since there are so many ways to watch film and television today. Digital is taking things to a whole new level, and it is great because there are more ways to watch.”

‘Unsung Hero’

Bure also stars in the upcoming movie “Unsung Hero,” where she also served as an executive producer. The cast includes Joel Smallbone, Daisy Betts, Kirrilee Berger, and Jonathan Jackson. Bure plays the role of Kay Albright.

Great American Family

Bure serves as the Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of Great American Family network. She is also a lead actress and executive producer on many of the films.

“It has been wonderful,” she admitted about being a part of Great American Family. “I am so proud to be a part of the channel and be a part of the whole process as the Chief Creative Officer of Great American Family. It has really been a beautiful step in my career,” she acknowledged.

“I love bringing family movies to all the viewers at home,” she added.

Mario Lopez joining ‘Great American Family’

Most recently, she is thrilled to welcome Mario Lopez (“Access Hollywood” and “Saved By the Bell”) and his wife, Courtney, on Great American Family. “We are so excited and proud to have Mario and Courtney on Great American Family,” she exclaimed.

“Everyone is going to be a part of that,” she said about the upcoming Great American Christmas movies later on this year.

“We keep building bigger and better lineups, so we are excited for this coming Christmas season,” she acknowledged.

Danica McKellar on Great American Family

Bure also couldn’t say enough great things about actress Danica McKellar (who inked her Great American Family multi-movie deal several years back), and has already done multiple projects for the network. “Danica is so great and wonderful,” Bure said.

Mario Lopez and his wife, Courtney Lopez
Mario Lopez and his wife, Courtney Lopez. Photo Courtesy of Great American Family.

Advice for young and aspiring actors

For young and aspiring actors, she said, “Learn your craft well. Keep practicing and take lessons or classes whether that’s in theatre, or privately, or in school. Just keep working at it. I’ve been in the business for a really long time, and I am still trying to be better and better every day, and learn my craft better, and the nuances of it.”

“I would tell young actors to keep doing it and to keep practicing,” she added.

90s Con

Bure recalled being a part of the 90s Con fan events in Connecticut, which are produced by That’s 4 Entertainment.

“90s Con is so much fun,” she said. “I was sorry to have missed it this year, but they have been really fun events. I’ve gotten the chance to meet so many wonderful people there, and families. I enjoy them very much.”

Stage of her life

On the title of the current chapter of her life, Bure said with a sweet laugh, “Hustle.” “I feel like that’s all I’ve been doing. I’m hustling and I’m working really hard.”

Matthew West

Bure had great words about Christian music singer-songwriter Matthew West. “I love Matthew [West] so much,” she exclaimed. “It is always a joy to be on his podcast. He is one of my favorite musical artists. Matthew is the voice of the Great American Family channel during Christmastime.”

Superpower of choice

If Bure were to have any superpower, it would be “to teleport.” “Then, I could be in any place at any time, especially since I do a lot of traveling,” she said. “So, I think that would be a great superpower.”

Career-defining moment: Playing DJ Tanner in ‘Full House’

Bure noted that her biggest defining moment is “Full House.” “That’s what put me on the map,” she said. “It’s what everyone mostly knows me from; they know me as DJ Tanner, and that will always be such a huge part of my life and my career.”

Best advice she was ever given: ‘Be Yourself’

On the best advice that she was ever given, she revealed: “to be yourself.” “Just be yourself; my mom told me that all the time,” she said. “Don’t try to be anyone else or something that you are not.”

Alternate career choice: Fashion

If she weren’t in the entertainment business, her alternate career would have been in “fashion.” “I just love fashion,” she admitted.


On her definition of the word success, Bure said, “Success, to me, is having a wonderful relationship with my family and with God.”

To learn more about actress and filmmaker Candace Cameron Bure, follow her on Instagram.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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