It’s been a few months since Netflix announced it’s moving forward with a “Full House” spinoff series titled “Fuller House.” With three episodes now filmed and in the can, the show’s principal star D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) is finally able to share some details about her role.
Despite what was originally announced about the series’ plotline, it was recently revealed that things had changed ever so slightly. Initially, the show was to have opened with a recently widowed D.J. forced to call on her sister Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) to help her take care of her two children and the new baby on the way. According to the Hollywood Reporter, however, the pregnancy has been cut and, when episode 1 makes its debut, D.J. will have already given birth.
Speaking to E News while promoting her new book, “Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction,” Cameron Bure described the biggest difference between her on-camera parenting and her real-life parenting with husband Valeri Bure.
“I would say D.J. and I have pretty similar parenting skills,” she said. “I think the difference is because she doesn’t have a husband, she has to take on both roles. So she’s probably even stronger than I am. But I’m a pretty tough, strict mom.”
The actress also described in limited detail the child actors and actresses who are playing the children in the spinoff, saying that they’re wonderful additions and that the casting people did “a really, really good job.” This is slightly different from the tune that “Full House” star John Stamos was singing back when the original series was just getting off the ground in the 1980s. It was recently revealed that the Uncle Jesse actor attempted to get the now-famous Olsen twins fired during Season 1 after they proved to be difficult to work with on-set -- they were babies, after all.
You can check out Cameron Bure’s full answer to E's question about parenting in the video below. She, Sweetin, Barber, Stamos, Dave Coulier, Bob Saget, Lori Loughlin and other will be rejoining the cast for a reunion episode that will launch the spinoff series. The episodes are scheduled for their premieres on Netflix some time in 2016.