Award-winning American actress Candace Cameron Bure has opened up about her Christian faith, describing it as “the foundation of who I am”.
The star, who is perhaps best known for her role as D.J. Tanner in US sitcom Full House and the show’s sequel Netflix original series Fuller House, revealed that her faith plays a major role in all aspects of her life.
“My faith is really the foundation of who I am,” Bure, 44, told Fox News. “It’s so important to me, and it’s always a part of me, whether it’s at home and privately, or when I’m reading the Bible in Bible study. But also at work, and the choices I make within work, and the companies I choose to work with and the projects that I choose to take on.
“The Bible to me is truth,” she continued. “I can always go back to the word of God and find the hope, the encouragement, the positivity, the trust that I know I have in Jesus. And so it never fails, even when life doesn’t go the way I want it to or had planned it to. I know that God’s in control of everything.
“I live by faith in everything, in everything that I do, and every aspect of my life. So it’s not just something that I rely on or is a crutch. I mean, it is genuinely who I am. How it helps me? It’s hard to say because it’s just a part of my being,” she added.
The actress, who launched her acting career at the age of five and has won two Teen Choice Awards and a Kid’s Choice Award for her roles in Full House and Fuller House, revealed that she has had to pass on a number of roles in the past, as they were at odds with her beliefs.
“I’ve had a lot of those, passing on projects, saying no to projects because they didn’t feel right for me,” she said. “And a lot of those were because of the boundaries that I’ve created for myself within the choices I knew I was going to make. And some of them were really easy to pass on.”
However, Bure, who has also starred in Christian films The Wager (2007) and Faith of Our Fathers (2015), admitted that having to pass on some of them “hurt”.
“There’s some that I’ve wanted, and you’re like, ‘Ugh, it’s not so bad.’ But in my heart, I’m like, ‘But it’s not right for me.’ And that is what I’ve always trusted, that if I can’t walk away having done something and be super proud of it, or if I have any sort of red flag in my heart that I may have regret over this, even again, if it’s not this thing that seems bad to everyone, but in my spirit, it doesn’t feel right, I just know that’s made it easier to make that decision to stay true to who I am,” she said.
As well as her roles in Full House and Fuller House, Bure has worked with the Hallmark Channel for over 10 years, creating and starring in many family-friendly films, and has also competed in a series of Dancing with the Stars, finishing in third place.
Picture: Candace Cameron Bure. (Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/PA).