Candace Cameron Bure's Daughter Gets REAL About Her Life and Personal New Book Let's Be Real
You probably know Candace Cameron Bure as the adorable, bubbly and loving D.J. Tanner-Fuller on Netflix's Fuller House—the sequel to our fave family sitcom, Full House.
But do you know her equally talented and charming daughter Natasha?
If you're not already familiar with this singer-actress-author extraordinaire, we're about to formally introduce you.
Natasha has proven she can carry a tune on NBC's The Voice, she's entertained us with her successful YouTube channel and now she's delivered up some solid advice in her new and personal book, Let's Be Real, hitting bookshelves March 28, 2017.
We had the opportunity to chat with Natasha about everything from what she hopes her inspiring new book teaches others, to the most substantial advice her mother has given her.
Scroll below to get to know her better!
Sweety High: Tell us a little about your new book Let's Be Real. What inspired you to write it in the first place?
Natasha Bure: The book is about being real, being open and being honest. This is a project that I am very passionate about just because a lot of it is based on how much social media and media in general can influence so many girls and teens.
When I was starting to write this book, I had just turned 18. My social accounts have grown so much in the past three years, and I've gotten a lot more attention on social media. I'd see comments on my stuff saying, "Oh, you're perfect," or "You have the perfect life." It was so sweet and so endearing, but at the same time, my life is so far from perfect.
What people are seeing on social media is not the reality of what my life is—it's kind of like the highlight reel, the parts that are fun to share and make other people and myself happy.
But it wasn't necessarily sharing the hardships of my life. I wanted to open up about those specific topics, whether it be with boys, relationships, body confidence, health or your faith. I wanted to bring those topics to light and share personal stories. That's what the book is truly about.
Sweety High: Why do you think this book could be beneficial for every type of girl?
NB: The book is beneficial for really anyone, not just girls! I mean there are portions of the book that are definitely more geared towards girls, but for anyone, if you read this, you'll get the general message of you need to just be you and never try to be somebody else because you will never be the person next to you.
I hope this book helps you learn to embrace the quirky parts, the flaws and everything else about yourself. This can apply to anyone.
SH: What is the best piece of advice you've ever been given and who was it from?
NB: I have two pretty solid pieces of advice I stick by. One was from my mom, and one was from both my parents combined.
The piece of advice from my mother is to always work hard at whatever you do. Do everything with your whole heart and with all your passion and all your might. It's not good to do anything half-hearted.
The other piece of advice from both parents is to just say yes to new opportunities and to always keep an open mind. When I was younger I was definitely more timid about trying new things because I am someone who always wants to be the best at what I do. Sometimes if you try something new, you're not always going to be the best at it at first. Even though you may not be the best, you must say yes to the new opportunity because it may lead to growth.
SH: What section of your book most excites you?
NB: A lot of my book is personal stories—which I think is going to be really fun for a lot of the readers to read! It's relatable and you're getting more specific details about my life.
With that in mind, my favorite chapter to write was probably the one on boys and relationships. There are some really funny stories in there that I know people will love. Honestly, it was fun to think back on them. Boys are always a fun topic for me.
SH: Do you have advice on how to make the most out of your high school experience?
NB: I had a really rocky high school experience—I transferred high schools, I had so many different friend groups and I tried different clubs at school.
The advice that I would give, is to just be true to who you are and find friends who will support you. Having a really good support system in high school is really important because you're changing and you're learning new things about yourself.
SH: What's the best way to exude confidence?
NB: I've always been a very outgoing person, but still I've struggled with my self-confidence. We have all these pressures of society that tell us we have to be a certain way, and if you don't feel like you're up to par, your confidence gets shot down.
I think you truly gain confidence when you learn to love yourself and stop caring about what other people think. It's so much easier said than done, but the key to is embrace the quirky parts about yourself.
And even if you aren't confident in yourself, I find it helps if you just fake it until you make it.
SH: You have an awesome YouTube Channel with tons of fun content. What's your fave video you've ever made?
NB: I would probably say the one I did when I was in Vancouver with my mom for the weekend while she was filming a movie.
We ended up filming a Q&A, and then one of her friends Lori Loughlin, who is one of her costars on Fuller House, was living next door and she heard us. She crashed the video and we had so much fun and couldn't stop laughing.
I feel like videos by myself are fun, but obviously when there are more people in it, there's more chatter, more opinions and more opportunities for laughs and good vibes.
SH: Speaking of your mom, how has it been watching her step back into her role as DJ Tanner on Fuller House?
NB: I obviously grew up watching Full House as a little girl. It was always on in my house. So when the project came to be, I was super excited and pumped for her. It's just such a cool thing and it's been done so gracefully and so well.
When you bring back a cast of an old TV show to make new episodes, you always want to make the newer version of the show just as good, and you want to live up to all of the fans' expectations. So I was happy it all turned out. She's doing a great job!
SH: Have you developed a relationship with any of the cast mates on Fuller House?
NB: Oh, yeah! They're all like aunts and uncles to me. I mean, I see them constantly. I pretty much go to set every single week. That cast is truly like family and they all hang out outside of set.
SH: It's pretty apparent you and your mom have a special bond. What does your relationship with her mean to you?
NB: Well, thank you! It wasn't always the best relationship, and we still have times we go through rough patches like any mother and daughter. But I think just the fact that I can be super honest with her and pretty much tell her anything, and know that she's always here to support me helps us keep our relationship strong. She has my best interest at heart always. That's just something I have to keep in mind.
She gave me advice when I was younger and I was like, "Oh, I'm just going to ignore it." Now having it, and putting it into use, I just know she does have my best interest. Now that I'm older, we can relate on more things especially because I want to get into music and acting and all that. We have a great time together.
Natasha isn't the only one who has told us the Fuller House cast is just like a real family. See what star of the show Michael Campion has to say about his TV family HERE.