Great American Family’s annual Christmas event includes a popular mother-daughter actress duo in a pair of movies that debuted over the weekend.
Candace Cameron Bure portrayed a U.S. Army reservist and orthopedic physician in My Christmas Hero, while her daughter Natasha Bure starred as a young woman in A Christmas for the Ages who helps her family celebrate the past. Both films will be re-played throughout the rest of November and in December.
The two movies are part of the network’s Great American Christmas event, which includes 20 movies this year.
Candace Cameron Bure, the chief content officer at Great American Family, told Fox News Digital that Natasha was “around 12, 13, 14 years old” when she decided she, too, wanted to act.
“She was like, ‘This is what I want to do,’” Bure said. “So I'm like, ‘Great. I've been down this path. I can help guide you.’”
Natasha has been “been singing and acting her whole life, like a lot of little kids,” Bure said.
“You know, there are so many videos that I have on my computer when they would just go in and go to the photo booth on there when she was seven years old, and she'd pretend like she had her own talk show and all kinds of things like that,” Bure said.
At Great American Family, Bure says she is able to wear two hats: as an actor and a producer. She was an executive producer on her daughter’s movie.
“When I can just sit there at the monitors behind the camera, watching the scenes develop and run in and give my notes of what to improve like I'm in a creative high. This is the best thing that I could be doing,” Bure told Fox News Digital.
“And then to see my daughter's face on screen is incredible. And because she's so good, it's like … I also know her intimately. So there are nuances. I'm like, ‘Give me this, give me that.’ There's like a short speech and it's really wonderful. Sometimes I jump in like the director, and I … get ahead of myself. But anyway, it's just a joy for me.”
Bure, one of the most outspoken Christians in entertainment, added that she is grateful for her family. Her son is getting married after Christmas.
“I'm so blessed to have an amazing husband and three children, but also incredible parents and sisters and a brother and extended family,” she said. “My family's very, very close, and I don't take it for granted, I know not all families look like that.”
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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.