Actress and filmmaker Candace Cameron Bure says in a new interview that she’s not shy in discussing her Christian faith and that she made a choice in recent years to focus more on faith-centric content as the culture grows more divided.
The Full House/Fuller House star and former Hallmark actress made the jump in 2022 to Great American Family, where she holds the role of chief content officer and has starred in a pair of Christmas movies, My Christmas Hero and A Christmas… Present. When she transitioned to the new network, she said at the time she was “excited to develop heartwarming family and faith-filled programming and make the kind of stories my family and I love to watch.”
Bure told ChristianHeadlines that she has never wanted to hide her Christian faith.
“My faith has always been very important to me,” Bure told ChristianHeadlines. “While my movies haven't been faith-based movies over the years, they were always just a stepping stone that if people wanted to look into who I am on a Candace Cameron Bure level -- not a character that I'm playing -- that [on] my website and when I would speak in interviews that I would be fully genuine and authentic in who I am as a Christian woman. And so that has always been a part of my life, really, since I've been in the business. And I've been in the business for over 40 years.”
Bure’s first role as a child actor was in 1983, in the CBS sitcom Alice. Before landing on Full House in 1987, she made appearances on St. Elsewhere, T.J. Hooker, Punky Brewster, Who’s the Boss and Growing Pains. The last episode of Full House aired in 1995. She took a 10 year break to be a stay-at-home-mom, she said in an interview two years ago, before landing in a Hallmark project in 2008. Hallmark was her home before she transitioned to Great American Family.
Great American Family, she said, is unique in that it focuses on faith, family and country.
“We're not afraid of that,” she said of faith. “We want to incorporate that in all of our movies without hitting you over the head with faith, either.”
Faith-centric projects, she added, are her new passion.
“As our country becomes more and more divided over social issues, it's also become more important for me as a woman, as a mother, and a person in our industry to be able to have a voice for what's important to me,” she said. “And that's my Christian faith. And so making movies that have more faith content has become more important to me as I've gotten older."
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
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