DJ Tanner is all grown up! And Candace Cameron Bure has the scoop to prove it.
In an interview with TVLine, the “Fuller House” star revealed some interesting tidbits on how her character has evolved since her “Full House” days. According to the actress, Danny’s (Bob Saget) eldest daughter, whom we last saw as a high school student when the family sitcom ended in May 1995, has shifted into “mom mode, full-time.”
“She’s not a teenager anymore, but she’s still really fun,” Bure promised, adding that if we were ever “that teenage girl who wished that DJ was your sister, or wished that she was your best friend,” we’ll be “really happy” with how she turned out as a mother.
But even Bure had to admit that her upcoming role on the Netflix series, which will air its 13-episode season in 2016, has a bit of a serious side.
“She also has to keep three boys under control without a husband, so she’s got to be a disciplinarian,” the Netflix star said, before revealing that Andrea Barber’s beloved character, Kimmy, will step in as comic relief if things get too somber.
“You’re going to howl over Kimmy!” Bure teased. “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.”
Bure explained that Kimmy and her TV sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) will follow in the footsteps of Danny, Joey (Dave Coulier) and Jesse (John Stamos) as they help DJ raise her boys in the exciting "Full House" reboot.
“The really fun dynamic between our three characters is that we’re all really different,” Bure told MTV News, elaborating that fans will get to see the girls they once knew transform into women and parents. However, not everything about the trio’s relationship will be mature and adult-like. It looks like audiences can still anticipate Kimmy and Stephanie’s signature bickering!
“There’s a great dynamic between Stephanie and Kimmy. They love each other underneath, but they don’t really get along. Kimmy was always the friend who no one wanted who DJ still loved,” Bure said. But together, the head-butting twosome will find a way to work together to help DJ raise her boys – and “loosen” her up.
The actress then divulged to the Hollywood Reporter that “tonally” the forthcoming Netflix series “will feel the same as the original ‘Full House,’ which is heartfelt and funny and family-friendly.”
But viewers can also expect a modern twist. That means “racier jokes” and social media.
“We’re dealing with things today that we never dealt with 20 years ago. Our kids are on social media and they have cellphones, that just opens up whole different conversations,” she said.
“Fuller House” is set to stream to Netflix in 2016.