John Stamos makes it clear there’s nothing wrong with being a Disney fanatic and also reveals who helped him own it.
During a conversation with Keke Palmer on a recent episode of the Honey, this is Keke Palmer podcastthe Full house actor said about six or seven years ago, he thought he had to “shake off this Disney thing” because of his acting career.
He recalled thinking, “Who’s going to take me seriously with that Mickey Mouse thing.” I need to distance myself from it a little bit’
But then, after talking to Ryan Gosling at an event, his take on it changed.
“He said, ‘Are you a Disney fan?’ I go, ‘Yes,’” the Great shot actor recalled of their conversation. “He says, ‘I’m obsessed. I’m a Disney adult. I go there alone. I wear headphones… I go on rides, I have a mixtape.'”
After that interaction, Stamos said he finally felt like he could be a part of the fandom. “I go, ‘Yeah, me too. I’m a Disney guy too,'” he added. “So that’s turned the corner for me.”
After Palmer also explained how Disney continues to remind her of a healthy time during her childhood, Stamos supported her sentiment by saying, “When you go through those gates, the rest of the world goes away.”
The actor, who grew up near Disneyland in Orange County, said Disney also helped him define who he is as an artist and a person. “It’s just so full of love and optimism and happiness,” he added. “When you go through the turnstile…everything else goes away.”