You remember her as D.J. Tanner on Full House, but Candace Cameron Bure is now a mom of three, balancing raising kids with her role as Summer Van Horn on ABC Family’s gymnastics drama, Make It or Break It.
This weekend, catch Cameron Bure, 35, starring opposite David James Elliott in Truth Be Told, airing Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m. on FOX.
We chatted with the actress about her role, best-selling book, life with children Natasha, 12, Lev, 11, and Maksim, 9.
Can you tell us a little about the plot behind Truth Be Told? What drew you to this project? Will you be watching with your three kids since it’s part of Family Movie Night?
I play Annie Morgan, a family and marriage counselor who is offered an opportunity to host a relationship talk show. But fearful that being single might ruin her big break, she conspires with an old college friend and recent widower, Mark Crane, to pose as a married couple with kids. Their one little lie snowballs into a huge mess.
It’s a romantic comedy that is great for the whole family with a message that honesty is always the best policy. I was drawn to the project not only because of the cute story, but because it’s part of P&G and Walmart’s Family Movie Night, something as a mom I’m 100% supportive of. I will certainly be at home watching with my entire family on April 16th!
We’re also excited for the return of Make It or Break It! What can we look forward to with Summer this season? Is she done with Sasha?
I’m super excited about the return of MIOBI as well! Summer’s focus will be at gym, trying to find a new coach since Sasha left and taking care of the girls at The Rock. Of course her heart and head is still torn over Sasha.
I will tell you that she certainly isn’t done with him, but things may be heating up with Steve in the mean time! Old habits can be hard to break.
Last year you published a book, Reshaping It All, in which you opened up for the first time about your battle with bulimia in your early 20s, among other topics. What has the public response to sharing your struggle been?
The public’s response to the book has been amazing. I was squealing when I got the phone call that Reshaping It All hit the New York Times Best Seller’s list.
I’ve had hundred of messages and emails sent through Twitter, Facebook and my Web site with success stories of significant weight loss and even more importantly, a new view on their relationship with food. And that truly is what the book is about, renewing our mind and thoughts as to why we eat, the choices we make that can be detrimental to our heath, and using God’s strength to stay motivated and self-disciplined.
Your kids are now 9, 11 and 12. You’ve said you enjoy being active together and try to save the TV for weekends, but as they get older, how do you make sure you’re staying close as a family?
My kids don’t have a choice! LOL! We are a very close family and no matter what’s on the schedule, we all stick together. If the boys have hockey practice, my daughter comes to the rink as well and vice versa. We have dinner together just about every night and our weekends are all about having fun together. My time is so short with them and I know that when they start driving, it will start to change. But for now, I keep them close. I love it and so do they.
What are you and Natasha’s favorite girly things to do together? What about time with just your boys?
Natasha and I LOVE to get our nails done together. She’s not into shopping for herself whatsoever, so I end up doing that for her. But Natasha loves to be MY stylist and tell me what shoes and jewelry to wear with my outfits, especially when it’s a red carpet event.
My boys love to play sports, so they’re excited when I join them to play basketball and soccer or take them bowling or to the skate park in Venice. My boys also love reading, so snuggling on the couch with a good book is always my favorite.
|Truth Be Told cast – Fox|
– Sarah Michaud