Candace Cameron Bure recently told Fox News that while “The View” is looking to fill its fifth chair, she has no interest in applying for the position. In fact, she’d rather use the time to “share Jesus with people.”
Of her own volition, Bure left “The View” in 2016 due to being overwhelmed with too many career obligations. She was working on the Netflix reboot of “Full House” as well as her shows and movies on the Hallmark Channel.
Bure also wanted to spend more time with her husband and three teenaged children. Her commute from the West Coast to the East Coast each day was starting to wear her down. “I tried to be Superwoman, but I’m going to not try anymore,” Bure said when announcing she was leaving “The View.”
Four years have passed since Bure left the ABC talk show and she has zero regrets. While appreciative of her time on the panel, the 44-year-old actress is perfectly content with where she is in life.
“I’m very grateful for that time in my life. But I don’t want to talk about politics publicly… Not because I don’t believe my viewpoints or opinions are important. I would much rather share Jesus with people. That’s my passion,” Bure said in an interview with Fox News.
“I don’t want to get into the political debate because it just is about division and separation. And I want to learn. I want to be [part of] a conversation about how to build a bridge.”
During an interview with Good Housekeeping for her May cover story earlier this spring, Bure revealed that she was initially opposed to joined “The View.” The actress said she had declined offers from ABC “several times.”
“The funny thing is, sometimes what you end up doing is what you least expected,” she said. “I never pursued that show, but they pursued me, and it was very unexpected. I tried to say no, I did say no several times.”
Bure said she felt as if ABC executives would not take no for an answer. The more the network pushed and she hesitated, the more Bure felt it was “one of those things where [it was just] fate.”
“I love to grow and be challenged. And that’s exactly what it was. So I was up for the challenge and I’m glad that I did it,” she told the magazine. “I love the talk show format. I will do that again in a heartbeat. But something that’s a little lighter and more fun. Not so political.”