Actress Candace Cameron Bure has said that while she tries to "honor" God in both her public and personal life, she doesn't want fans to put her on a pedestal, as she - like all of us - is a "sinful human being" who makes mistakes.
"I think it's always hard, because in everything I do I want to honor God the best that I can in every outlet, and I don't just mean publicly, but personally and in my private life," the "Fuller House" actress recently told Lucas Miles, host of "The Lucas Miles Show."
"But it's always a good reminder - tell everybody listening, 'Please don't look to me as anything more than I am, because I am just a sinful human being,'" she continued. "That's always the hard part, because when you are in the public eye and you profess your faith, you have a very high standard to live up to. But, because I'm human, we're all human, mistakes will be made, no matter what. So, people will always be disappointed in some fashion. But it's my hope and prayer that I do it as best I can and I'm not too disappointing."
Bure, who shot to fame in the 80's and 90's as D.J. Tanner on the hit sitcom "Full House," said that her faith is "everything" to her, both personally and professionally. After taking ten years off from acting to raise her three children, she re-entered Hollywood and found success as a movie actress, best-selling author, "Dancing With the Stars" Season 18 finalist, and co-host on "The View."
"When I developed my relationship with Jesus in my early 20's, it just changed my whole perspective of everything I wanted to do, in my personal life, with my family, and then going back into the entertainment industry," she said. "Everyone kind of laughs because it's like, you know, if you want to be in the entertainment industry, coming out as a Christian typically is not the best way to get your foot back in the door. But, it was like, 'Hey, if God is going to open this door, great, and if He doesn't, okay, then then there's something else, and this isn't what I'm supposed to do.'"
She added, "I felt very comfortable and secure in that, but in no way did I want to hide my faith around my work or the people that I work with, and I tell you, God has really blessed that."
Bure also stars in the wildly popular sitcom "Fuller House" on Netflix, a continuation of "Full House." She admitted that a number of networks originally "passed" on creating the show, and Netflix was "literally our last pitch."
"Because everybody else had not seen the vision or realized the power of the original show, we were all pretty nervous to see how well it would be received," she said. "When we realized it kicked some serious butt, we were so happy and grateful."
The success of "Fuller House" speaks to the power of family telivision, the actress contended.
"It's one of those shows that families can watch together, they can have a laugh, and kids love it," she said.
Bure's latest book, Staying Stylish: Cultivating a Confident Look, Style, and Attitude, is a guide for looking and feeling your best. She told Miles that what "really sets the book apart" from other beauty guides is that it's "holistic in the sense that it's not just about outer appearance."
"I talk a lot about soulness and wellness in terms of physically, mentally, spiritually, and really creating that confidence, attitude, from the inside out," she explained, adding that a desire to look one's best isn't "pointless or ungodly in any way."
"I want to feel good about myself, but I know that in order to look my best even on the outside, I have to prepare myself from the inside," she said. "That's getting exercise in, that's praying, that's spending time with God."
She concluded: "All of those things cultivate my character and the person that I am. And then, I get to have fun and really show off my unique sense of style that people get to see on the outside."