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Candace Cameron Bure chats about staying healthy on the road and what fans can expect from season two of Fuller House.
Candace Cameron Bure is one busy lady. She’s a loving mama to three teenagers. She plays D.J. Tanner-Fuller on the beloved Netflix’s reboot Fuller House. She’s a co-host on The View. Her latest Hallmark movie surrounding her ongoing character Aurora Teagarden was just released and she is currently working on a Christmas film. In between all of that, Cameron Bure still manages to find time to exercise and eat healthy.
Lucky for us, we managed to steal her away from her busy schedule for a few minutes to chat about what fans can expect on Fuller House season two, as well as her secrets for staying fit and healthy.
What can you tell us about Fuller House season two?
CANDACE CAMERON BURE: It’s a holiday-themed season for us. We have a Halloween episode, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, [and] lots of fun guest stars on the show. I can’t talk about all of them but New Kids On The Block is on and Alan Thicke, and a few other surprise people. And then the regular legacy cast like Bob and Lori. They’re all back for a few episodes as well. It’s another great season because we’re getting to know all these characters and these kids, and the writing gets better.
D.J. had an ‘I choose me moment’ at the end of season one. What’s going on with her love life in this season?
CCB: Well she actually chooses someone this season. Both those characters, Steve and Matt, they're both still very prominent and around and in her life. You just have to watch this season and see what happens.
Were you surprised by how well received the first season of Fuller House was?
CCB: It's really a testament to all the fans that we have. We all have known for so long how large the Full House fan base is. The original show has aired for so many years, so it didn't totally surprise me. Obviously you hope that people love the new show as much as they did the older one, or at least it satisfies some expectations that people have and that is always the unknown. For it to come back and everybody be like, 'Oh my gosh we love Fuller House,' that is the cherry on top.
Now, let’s talk fitness. What’s your regime like?
CCB: It always changes. It depends on where I'm working and what I'm doing. I'm all over the place between LA doing Fuller House and New York doing The View. Right now, I'm in Winnipeg shooting a Christmas movie. I started working out with this great trainer Kira Stokes that I love. She kind of has her own style of workouts that have been amazing and changed my body more than any other program I've used or any other person I have worked with. I try to work out as many days a week as possible, but if I get in three workouts a week I'm happy. If I'm at the gym, I put in an hour or an hour and a half to rotate cardio, circuit training, and weightlifting. Those are all the things that I love to do. When I'm working and I'm in hotels, I always keep a jump rope with me and a couple of bands so I can can pop in 20 minutes in the morning before I go to work—sometimes that’s all I get in a day. When I'm out in LA in the summertime, I do a lot more running or jogging. I kind of get it where I can take it. I posted on my Instagram recently I was doing lunges at the airport because I literally was on like six flights in less than 36 hours. It’s kind of silly and goofy, but I’ll just do exercises to keep my body healthy whenever I can.
How do you manage to eat healthy with such a busy schedule?
CCB: I think there’s always healthy choices anywhere even at the airport. It’s not always the best food, but you can find a salad somewhere. I know what fuels my body and what keeps it healthy. I don't go anywhere without a couple of protein bars in my purse or my backpack because if I get stuck somewhere I know I will at least have some sort of nutrition. Or I keep fruit in my bag—an apple or an orange. I’m not a perfect eater. I just make the best choices that I can, but if I feel like indulging, I certainly do.
Tell us more about the Christmas film you’re currently working on.
CCB: I don't know if the title is going to change. It’s called Journey Back To Christmas and the date will either be the end of November or December on Hallmark Channel. I’ve done many more movies for Hallmark, but this is my fifth Christmas one and one of my favorite seasonal movies to do. I know my fans love them and that’s why they keep asking me to do them. They're always great fun, but this one's really special because it’s a period piece. From my hair to my clothing, the set deck, cars, and town, we bring it back to 1945. This is definitely a departure from the other Christmas movies that I've done.
Did you have to do any kind of research to prepare for the movie?
CCB: I did a little bit. I watched a couple of old movies during that time. I just kind of wanted to get a sense of what the women were like back then. I’m actually wearing one of my grandmother’s necklaces and her bracelet that are from the ‘30s or ‘40s. That was really special for me.
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