Candace Cameron Bure on ‘Fuller House’ Plot Tweak: ‘We Didn’t Start It Off Quite So Heavy’

Remember when we heard Fuller House was an actual thing that was happening and got really excited? Then remember what a bummer it was to find out that the premise included a pregnant, recently widowed DJ and her two kids? Well, it seems like Netflix re-thought the depressing implications of that premise and decided to make it a little less dark.

While DJ is still a widow, Fuller House star Candace Cameron Bure revealed that when the show begins she will no longer be pregnant, a change that was made to make the show feel a little less “heavy”.

“She’s actually not pregnant anymore. The baby’s been born,” Bure told The Hollywood Reporter at a Television Critics Association press tour event this week. “We didn’t start it off quite so heavy so some more time has passed than they originally intended.”

“It is tragedy that starts off the show, which was like the original Full House, but the themes are always heartfelt, it’s always a situation you can always learn something from,” she continued. “Tonally, it will feel the same as the original Full House, which is heartfelt and funny and family friendly but its current. It’s today’s time.”

The entire Full House original cast, minus the Olsen twins, is set to return for the series premiere.

Fuller House is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2016.

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