Candace is on the May cover of Good Housekeeping! I’ve added photos from the photoshoot to our photo gallery. Scans will be up very soon!
As Candace Cameron Bure moves on from Fuller House, she’s getting ready to spring into her next big chapter. Rest assured, whatever she does, she’s forever bringing D.J. Tanner with her.
You could never tell that Candace Cameron Bure only got three hours of sleep last night.
She arrives bright and beaming to the set of her Good Housekeeping cover photo shoot in late January around 10:45 a.m. after appearing on two morning TV shows just a few hours prior. Wearing a poppy-red dress and a full face of makeup, Candace greets everyone before taking a seat on a stool inside the studio. Straightening her dress over her knees, she politely asks for a cup of tea and then lets out a celebratory exhale: For a brief moment during an otherwise jam-packed day of on-camera appearances and hosting events to promote her new children’s book, Grow Candace Grow, Candace is ready to reflect on it all — her past, present, and future projects.
Fuller House, the Netflix series that wrapped filming its fifth and final season in November, is the most obvious one. Though Candace captured a lot of hugs and hearty tears on social media in the days leading up to (and on the day of) the finale taping, she’s currently at a place where she can discuss it without getting emotional. That said, when the last few episodes of season 5 become available on Netflix, it might be a different story.
“I don’t think the reality has hit yet. And I don’t think it will until probably the summertime that we’re not coming back,” Candace says while settling into her chair. “I’m definitely more at ease now than I was when we finished filming. But it was rough at the end.”
And understandably so. For the past few years, acting in — and sometimes directing — the reboot of the famous ’90s sitcom Full House has been a huge source of joy for Candace. The realization that this could be the final bow for her beloved TV character D.J. Tanner is difficult to process. But even still, Candace is looking at the positive side of it all — even though the series is ending, her close relationships with her co-stars, including Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, certainly aren’t.
“The three of us video chat. I talk to them every day. We Marco Polo. We love Marco Polo,” she reveals while smiling to herself. “And in the big group texts, there are different groups, I talk with John [Stamos], Bob [Saget], and Dave [Coulier] too.”
And so, the show goes on for Candace via GIF and emoji exchanges. What also helps her is knowing that when Full House went off the air in 1995, it wasn’t really over for the fans, and it likely never will be. Although she may not ever sit on the checkered blue-and-white Tanner couch again, Candace realizes that to many, she’ll always be “Deej” — and that’s comforting to know.
“If I am forever known as D.J. Tanner and everyone’s big sister, I will be thrilled and happy,” she explains. “Full House and Fuller House have brought so much joy, comfort, and love to so many people. There’s nothing more I want to be associated with than wonderful and positive things. I embrace the show as an adult just as I embraced it back when I was 10 years old.”
Reflecting on her early Full House days, Candace says she felt very much like D.J. during that time in her life — an “average, typical American kid” who, like any teenager, was just trying to figure it all out. Unlike some turbulent stories of child actors in Hollywood, Candace relays only good memories about her time growing up on camera.