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Perez recently sat down to chat with Full House alum Candace Cameron Bure!
We talked about her new book, her life as a mom and wife, returning to acting, her former Full House castmates and more!
Read some highlights from our interview…. after the jump!
And watch the chat in its entirety above!!!
Perez Hilton: As someone who grew up watching you on television, I've always wanted to know, do you have a nickname that your friends call you? Is it Candy, Cam?
Candace Cameron Bure: Only my Russian mother in law calls me Candy,
Perez Hilton: Really?
Candace Cameron Bure: Yes. And no everyone calls me Candace. But on Full House I was called Candace (different pronunciation).
Perez Hilton: Candace, oh.
Candace Cameron Bure: Yes, Dave Coulier made it up, I don't know.
Perez Hilton: Now I've — obviously I'm familiar with that [Christian] aspect of your life and is that something that was a new thing in you or have you always been that, that religious or was this like a born again type of thing or –
Candace Cameron Bure: I actually didn’t grow up in a Christian home.
Perez Hilton: No.
Candace Cameron Bure: But at 12, I started going to church and that became important to me.
Perez Hilton: What prompted you at age 12 to start going?
Candace Cameron Bure: My parents got separated. So a family friend had invited our whole family to go to church hoping that my parents would, maybe the church could help them work on their marriage.
Perez Hilton: Oh okay.
Candace Cameron Bure: So that’s what started it. And –
Perez Hilton: And your brother's also very Christian too. He went with you at the time?
Candace Cameron Bure: And my two sisters, and mom and dad. So it was a whole family thing.
Perez Hilton: So it just stuck with everybody.
Candace Cameron Bure: It did. But my faith didn’t really kick into gear until I was in my early 20's where I, where I, it became important to me not because of –
Perez Hilton: Was there something that triggered it? Like were you going through a depression or –
Candace Cameron Bure: I wasn't. But I was going through a lot of changes in my life. Honestly, it was a book that I read called "The way of the master" by Ray Comfort that just kind of made a click for me and understand my need for the gospel and Jesus Christ.
Perez Hilton: Now, let's talk about Full House because it is such a big part — [watch video for rest].