Candace Cameron Bure on THE VIEW: ‘It Was One Of The Toughest Jobs, I Was Incredibly Grateful’
By Movieguide® Staff
Candace Cameron Bure said that she is grateful for her time as co-host on the daytime talk show THE VIEW, but that she would “never” return.
“My time at The View was exciting, challenging, informative, emotional, and stressful. It was one of the toughest jobs I’ve held, but I was incredibly grateful for the opportunity to sit at the table with such talented, smart, capable women,” Bure, 45, told PEOPLE. “I also established long-standing relationships off-camera with show producers, crew, talent and guests, which I’m forever thankful for.”
“While I’d never want a permanent seat at the table again, it always feels like family when I come back to the show as a guest,” the former Movieguide® Awards Gala host added.
Bure noted that when she took on the role as co-host, THE VIEW addressed “evergreen” discussions instead of political conversations. However, this format changed after Donald Trump’s presidential race.
“The lighter version of the show I thought I was going to work for suddenly became solely about politics. I felt like I was back in school, doing 4-5 hours of homework a night. It was exhausting,” Bure said. “Along with that, I was traveling back and forth from Los Angeles to New York every week to be with my family on the weekends. I’m surprised I kept up with my schedule for as long as I did.”
Although the tone of THE VIEW changed, Bure said that she made lasting memories with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar.
“I’ll always remember warm moments on and off camera with Whoopi and Joy,” Bure said. “The show threw me an epic 40th birthday party on air complete with surprise guests like Marilu Henner, Sally Field, For King & Country and, of course, my family. My most fun day was dressing up as Tinkerbell and flying down from the rafters on the Halloween episode. We definitely had very fun times together.”
Although Bure has not shied away from talking about politics on her social media, she has primarily focused on her Christian faith and sharing the Gospel.
Movieguide® previously reported:
…Bure turned people toward hope with the saving power of the Gospel and the only true light amidst such darkness.
“I collected myself but I’m packing for a trip today I’m leaving and I’m leaving my family for a while and all my emotions just hit me today, and all I can think about is sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all of you,” she said. “I so desperately want you to know Jesus if you don’t, because Jesus brings us good news. It’s salvation for every one of us.”
While Bure is outspoken about her faith, she addressed fans who may disagree with her and explained the call for all Christians to preach the good news to everyone.
“There might be some of you thinking, ‘your religion is for you and keep it to yourself.’ But, as a believer, as a Christian, as someone who believes in the Word of God, the Bible, if I didn’t share the good news with you—that Jesus paid the penalty for your sin, that you are redeemed you are justified before God when you meet him on the day you die, If I didn’t share that good news with you—I would be the biggest hypocrite of a Christian.”
She added: “God tells us to go share the good news with every one with all mankind, because the good news is for every person. God loves you, where you’re at, no matter what. For God so loved the world, He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting eternal life. For God’s sent His Son into the world not to judge the world but to save the world through Him.”
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