Actress Candace Cameron Bure wants people to know that Hallmark movies are no different from other professional acting roles.
The former “Full House” star has appeared in 26 Hallmark Channel movies so far, according to PopCulture. She says that she also enjoys watching the Hallmark Channel, and keeps her TV constantly tuned to it.
Candace Cameron Bure Sets Paula Faris Straight
But in an awkward exchange on “The Paula Faris Podcast” recently, Cameron Bure shared that she often fields requests to be included in Hallmark movies.
One such request came from Faris herself, who said that she could appear in a Hallmark movie. Then she said to Cameron Bure, “I mean, really, how hard is it? Don’t you get that all the time?”
Cameron Bure stopped her right there.
“Can we just talk about this for a second?” she said. “I get that all the time. ‘How hard is it to be in a Hallmark movie?’ Like, ‘Can I be in a Hallmark movie?’ And I’m like, ‘Are you a professional actor?’ ‘No.’ ‘Then no, you cannot.'”
She went on to explain to Faris, “You can be a background person, they’re called extras. If you don’t have a speaking part, that’s easy. I can make that happen. If you have a speaking part, then we’re gonna have to make sure you can do the job.”
Faris, who co-hosted “The View” from 2015 to 2018, has also appeared on “Good Morning America Weekend.” She stepped away from those roles to launch her podcast. Faris has no professional acting experience.
Where She Draws the Line
In 2017, Cameron Bure told Southern Living that she has a “great partnership” with Hallmark and that she believes in the channel so much that she’s also part of its core audience.
“My TV is on Hallmark nonstop and not just because I’m on it,” Cameron Bure told the magazine. “I genuinely love the Christmas movies that they have on. They are great to sit down and watch or to have on in the background while you’re doing other stuff.”
Cameron Bure recently told People that she lets a lot of comments go, especially on social media, but sometimes you have to stand up for yourself.
“If you want to be a part of social media, it’s part of what comes with it so you’re going to have to have thick skin as well if you want to continue posting, which is just a sad thing but it’s truth,” Cameron Bure said.
At the same time, she added, people have to realize there’s a human being behind the computer screen, so “I think standing up for yourself is always appropriate.”
Thick skin or no, apparently, Cameron Bure felt she needed to stand up for herself as an actress after Faris’s remark.