Jodie Sweetin Expresses Disappointment About Her Upcoming Movie romance me will air on Great American Family, where his ex Full house co-star Candace Cameron Bure has a deal.
In a statement shared with the hollywood reporterSweetin said she was unaware the romantic comedy would land on the cable channel, which made headlines late last year when Cameron Bure said “traditional marriage” would be the focus of stories featured on Great American Family. This was in contrast to the Hallmark Channel, the former home of Cameron Bure’s many Christmas rom-coms, which recently featured LGBTQ characters in his films.
“Sometimes we as actors don’t have control over which network buys the projects we’re involved in nor are we part of the process in which they are sold,” Sweetin said. “So I was very surprised to read in the press yesterday that the independent film I worked on over a year ago was sold to the Great American Family.”
She continued: “I am disappointed, but in keeping with my mission to support the LGBTQ+ family, any potential or future money made from this sale will be donated to LGBTQ+ organizations.”
THR has reached out to Great American Family for comment.
During an interview with The Wall Street Journal which was published in November, Cameron Bure said: “I think Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the center.” He added: “I knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians who love the Lord and wanted to promote faith-based programming and good family entertainment.”
Cameron Bure announced his move to the channel’s parent company, Great American Media, in April 2022 after working with Hallmark for more than a decade. She explained that the deal, which includes an executive role with Great American, was motivated by the fact that she and the company “share a vision of creating engaging and wholesome content for an audience that wants to watch family-friendly programming and with them.” .
Great American Family announced this week that romance me It will premiere on September 16. The film stars Sweetin as the owner of a craft store who learns that the head of a competing company demands that she sell his business or risk going out of business.
Sweetin is known for playing Stephanie Tanner on Full house, and Cameron Bure played Stephanie’s older sister, DJ Tanner. Both became child stars due to the success of the ABC sitcom and reprized their roles on the Netflix revival series. more complete housewho finished his career in 2020.
In December, the Hallmark Channel aired the babysitter on vacation, his first Christmas romantic comedy centered on LGBTQ characters. Jonathan Bennett and George Krissa played the central couple.
During an interview with THR which was published last month, Luke Macfarlane, an openly gay actor who has starred in multiple romantic films for Hallmark Channel, was asked about Cameron Bure’s comments. This led him to praise Hallmark’s diversity strides.
“Hallmark is absolutely making efforts to create queer content, and I applaud them for that,” Macfarlane said. “They’ve often been the butt of jokes about the limited nature of their cast, but they’ve really changed that and really continue to do so.”