Candace Cameron Bure Talks Rejecting ‘The View’ and Why She Eventually Joined the Cast
Although View now stars Whoopi Goldberg, Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, and Joy Behar, Fuller House actress Candace Cameron Bure used to co-host the ABC daytime show from 2015 to 2016. Interestingly enough, when you talk to Good Housekeeping for her cover article in May, Candace revealed that she did not want to work at all.
- Candace Cameron Bure spoke about her time View from 2015-2016 for her Good Housekeeping Can cover the story.
- the Fuller House The actress shared that she had in fact declined ABC’s offer to join the panel “several times” before finally accepting a position as co-organizer.
- Candace calls her passage on View “The hardest job” she has had so far, but she is “very happy with the experience”.
“The funny thing is that what you end up doing sometimes is what you least expect,” she says. “I never pursued this show, but they chased me, and it was very unexpected. I tried to say no, I said no several times.”
(Left to right) Whoopi Goldberg, Michelle Collins, Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Raven-Symoné and Paula Faris.Lou Rocco
The thing is, she felt like “they wouldn’t let her say no”. As she says, it was “one of those things where [it was just] come out. “
In the end, the more ABC pushed and hesitated, the more Candace felt that all the signs pointed to her to try it.
“I love growing up and being challenged,” began Candace. “And that’s exactly what it was. So I was up for the challenge and I’m glad I did.”
Candace ended up leaving View in 2016, citing her busy work schedule and the desire to spend more time with her family as reasons. But would she ever do it again?
“I love the format of the talk shows. I’ll do it again in the blink of an eye. But something a little lighter and more fun. Not so political.”
While opening up more to my time View – that she spent alongside Whoopi, Joy, Raven-Symoné, Michelle Collins, and Paula Faris – Candace called her concert “the hardest job” she has had to date. On the one hand, she found it tiring to follow politics and current affairs.
Beyond that, Candace explained that there was additional stress in knowing that her fellow co-hosts and the New York-based audience would likely disagree with her conservative views: “It’s more difficult, so you always feel like you’re fighting to give your opinion. “
Despite the challenges, Candace reiterated that she does not regret her passage to the program.
“I am really happy with this experience. It helped me a lot to grow.”