Candace Cameron Bure on Rejecting Projects Contrary to Her Faith: ‘I Know That God’s In Control’
By Movieguide® Staff
After 10 holiday Hallmark movies, actress Candace Cameron Bure earned her “Christmas queen” title.
The FULL HOUSE star said that she feels additional expectations and pressure when she does a holiday movie.
In Bure’s recent Christmas movie, THE CHRISTMAS CONTEST, she stars alongside fellow FULLER HOUSE actor John Brotherton.
“I did feel an immense amount of pressure [last year] as every movie does well in the ratings,” Bure told Us Weekly. “And then you always want to hit that mark and exceed that mark. And last year, I finally let it go because it’s not the reason why I make these movies.”
Bure, an outspoken Christian, said that it is essential that she makes family-friendly entertainment.
“I make them because I love them,” Cameron Bure said of her holiday flicks. “And I know that the viewers that watch them really love them, and they mean something to them. I always try to make it the best that I can, but I let the pressure go last year.”
“It made making this one that much better because I just enjoyed it,” she added. “And, you know, I’m trying not to think about all the other markers. Let it be what it is and enjoy it.”
Despite Bure’s work in Hollywood, she said that her faith is her priority.
“My faith is really the foundation of who I am,” the actress told Fox News in a previous interview. “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,” Cameron Bure added. “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 does it help me? It’s hard to say because it’s just a part of my being.”
Bure said that she turned down several roles because they were contrary to her beliefs.
“I’ve had a lot of those, passing on projects, saying no to projects because they didn’t feel right for me,” Bure revealed. “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.”
“Some of them, it hurt, definitely,” Bure confessed. “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, ever 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.”