CANDACE CAMERON BURE
One of the most popular TV shows of the '80s makes a comeback when Fuller House, a reboot of Full House, premieres Feb. 26 on Netflix. Most of the original cast returns, including The View co-host Candace Cameron Bure, 39, who reprises her role as D.J., now a widow with three young sons.
The Full House cast — Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin — has remained close for more than 20 years. To what do you attribute that? There wasn't any one of us who was a jerk or had a big ego, so we genuinely got along. It's amazing that it's lasted, and I think we're all even closer today.
In Fuller House, especially the first episode, there are several tips of the hat to the original show. We definitely reference things from the original show throughout the series. We don't hit them on the head as much as we do in the pilot, which is really a reunion episode for the fans.
What do you like about being on The View? For the first time in my life, I'm myself on TV every single day. I'm not reading a script. I'm not acting, and there's a skill set to being up on politics and hot topics, having an opinion and trying to give that in a 30-second sound bite.
You're a woman of faith in a business that often doesn't seem to put much stock in it. My Christian faith shapes who I am, so it's a part of me no matter what I do. I don't leave it at the doorstep. For me in this industry, my faith has worked to my advantage. My goal was just to stay true to myself, but because I've been outspoken about it, shows like The View have called because they're glad that I embrace it.
What inspired Candace to write her third book? Go to Parade.com/cameronbure to find out.
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How did Lena Dunham get her start? I'm a big fan of her TV series Girls.
— Rita P., Plainfield, Ind.
A: Dunham, 29, was raised in the arts. Her dad is a painter and her mom is a designer and photographer. The native New Yorker wrote her first play in high school, then majored in creative writing in college. After graduating, her 2010 semi-autobiographical feature film Tiny Furniture got her noticed by HBO, which will debut the fifth season of her lauded comedy series Girls tonight.
Does Christopher Walken have a sense of humor when it comes to all the people who do impressions of him? (I hope so!)
— Brent F., Vancouver, Wash.
A: While Walken appreciates impressions by fellow actors like Kevin Spacey or Bradley Cooper, he says he is sometimes taken aback when approached by strangers who try to impersonate him. "When people do that to me, I don't know what to do for a minute, but then I get it," says the prolifi Academy Award–winning actor, 72, who can be seen next in Eddie the Eagle, opening Feb. 26. It's the story of Eddie Edwards, the U.K.'s first ski jumper in the Winter Olympics. Walken plays Warren Sharp, a mentor to Eddie's coach.
Less Meat, More Movies
Kate Winslet's portrayal of Russian mafia boss Irina Vlaslov in the heist flick Triple 9, in theaters Feb. 26, continues her movie lineage of meaty leading roles. Here are five facts about the Oscar-winning actress, 40.
1. She made her acting debut in a Sugar Puffs cereal commercial at age 11.
2. She is a vegetarian and has appeared in PETA videos.
3. Her Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio walked her down the aisle when she married businessman Ned Rocknroll in 2012.
4. In addition to her Oscar, she has a Grammy award for her album Listen to the Storyteller.
5. She wrote The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism to raise awareness of the disorder.