Jodie Sweetin: Work-Life Balance Will ‘Be a Bit of a Juggling Act’ with Fuller House

07/09/2015 at 04:45 PM ET

With Full House officially set to return to TV, mom of two Jodie Sweetin is gearing up to return to work.

“It’ll be a bit of a juggling act,” Sweetin told PEOPLE at the Los Angeles premiere of The Gallows on Tuesday.

“It’ll take some getting used to because I’ve been a full-time mom for a while, but I’m looking forward to it and I think they’re going to have a lot of fun.”

And Sweetin is already planning on having her daughtersBeatrix Carlin, 5 next month, and Zoie Laurelmae, 7 — join her on the Fuller House set as much as they can.

“I have a feeling once we start working it’s going to be hectic,” the actress explains. “Trying to make sure kids are picked up from school and if they’re coming to the set or they’re doing their homework or going back-and-forth [on] tape nights.”

Jodie Sweetin The Gallows premiere
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But the 33-year-old admits that her daughters might not just be hanging out behind-the-scenes.

“[Zoie] wants to be on the show,” Sweetin, who says her daughter “has Full House downloaded on her tablet and loves to watch it,” shares. “She’s already told everybody that she’s going to be an extra in a classroom scene or something so we’ll see what happens.”

As for following in mom’s footsteps as an actress?

“I think she’s probably going to watch us tape, realize that you have to do things over and over and over again, and be like, ‘Yeah, I don’t know that I really want to do it, Mommy,’ ” Sweetin says with a laugh.


However, daughter Bea — who just graduated from pre-K — “is not quite as into” the show, “but she still thinks it’s funny that Mommy was on TV,” Sweetin says.

And with the 13-episode series set to start filming very soon, Sweetin admits she also needs to start adding workouts into her daily routine.

“I’m a mom of two and I had a full-time job before, and I’m like most of America and I’m kind of lazy – if I’m really honest about it,” Sweetin jokes. “So I need to get back into it … I’m probably going to start training once I actually get back on TV, and need to look like I have some sort of semblance of physical activity.”

— Mariah Haas

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klutzy_girl on

She looks amazing! So glad she became sober and took charge of her life. Good job Jodie!

Shawna on

Doesn’t her first ex-husband have custody of her older daughter. I thought I remembered reading that she had lost custody of her but in this article it sounds like she is raising both daughters. I can’t imagine being her age and having two ex-husbands and two babies by different fathers but I’m glad she seems to be getting her life together.

sandy on

Sara- really?
She looks amazing and sounds like she’s doing a great job of raising her girls.

Bridget on

I saw pictures of Zoie and Beatrix and I think they are lovely kids! Zoie looks like her father while Bea looks like her mother.