Candace Cameron Bure of 'Full House' talks 'Puppy Love' TV movie (Video)
Candace Cameron Bure of "Full House" fame stars in the new Hallmark Channel film "Puppy Love," and gushed to OTRC.com that there's nothing not to enjoy about the light-hearted comedy.
"There isn't anything in there that you're not going to love," Bure told OTRC.com, sitting next to the movie's furry star - the dog Bugz. "I have a sweet little daughter in the movie and a really handsome love interest and of course this adorable face, so it should gather the whole family around and have a really good evening of fun, family entertainment."
In Puppy Love," Bure plays Megan Nolan, a single mom who moves to a new town. Feeling guilty for uprooting her 10-year-old daughter Caitlin, played by Katie Hawkins, Nolan decides to adopt a shelter pet for the young girl. This turns into a fiasco as the dog, named Jake in the film, runs amuck in their home.
A cute - and single - pro-basketball player named Ben, played by Victor Webster, then shows up and reveals that Jake is his pet. Things get even more complicated after he and Nolan's daughter agree to share custody of the dog, which means more interactions with her mom.
The pup is a troublemaker in the TV movie. Bure told OTRC.com that in real life, he is actually a sweetheart.
"We had so much fun making 'Puppy Love,'" Bure continued. "It's a cute little romantic comedy, where I'm in a custody battle with a very handsome guy over this guy - BugZ - but he was awesome to work with, and I've had a lot of experience working with animals, and he was great. It's fun to make a movie that's just really sweet that the whole family can watch together and be entertained."
The film is also part of Hallmark Channel's Pet Initiative, which aims to save the lives of homeless pets through adoption. Bure explained how the network is doing a great thing with this film.
"I love the Hallmark channel," Bure said. "I love what they do, and who they are, just again, giving us very sweet family entertainment. And that's what I love to be a part of, and so I'm so proud to be a part of the Hallmark family. And then this pet project initiative is fantastic, it's just bringing pets that have been in a shelter to adoptive families and placing loving people with loving pets, and finding a home for them forever."
While the actress has a plethora of pets in her own home, she couldn't help but confess her love for BugZ, who was also rescued from an animal shelter.
"We have several pets. We have dogs, and lizards, and fish, and hamsters. We have a lot," she said. "But we love, love dogs, and he was awesome to work with. And BugZ actually was a shelter dog, which is so cool, and now he's a professional actor dog.
"So it just goes to show you that there's these amazing pets that are in these shelters that have been given up or people don't want and it doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with them or that they aren't loving and can't be trained incredibly well and that was really, really special to work with BugZ," she added.
Bure rose to fame playing D.J. Tanner in the hit television comedy "Full House," which aired between 1987 and 1995. She is also known for being the sister of "Growing Pains" actor Kirk Cameron.
In addition to her role on "Full House," she starred in the 1987 movie "Some Kind of Wonderful," a slew of television films and played Summer on the ABC Family gymnastics-themed teen show "Make It Or Break It," which ended its run earlier this year after three seasons.
"Puppy Love" airs on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday, September 8 at 9 p.m. ET.
Additional reporting by Jason Marshall of KABC Television, parent network of the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).