Jodie Sweetin is a type of uncommon individuals who actually grew up on TV. Cast as Full House’s center sister, Stephanie Tanner, at simply 5 years previous, followers watched her metamorphize from a precocious youngster to a gorgeous younger girl. “I like the way in which I grew up,” Jodie, 40, tells Closer about life as a toddler actress. “It was onerous, it was annoying, however I wouldn’t change a factor.”
Jodie even reprised the position of Stephanie on Fuller House, which ran on Netflix for 5 seasons, from 2016 to 2020. The actress stays busy. This fall, Jodie stars in two vacation romances: A Cozy Christmas Inn is because of bow on October 28 on Hallmark, whereas Merry Swissmas will debut on Lifetime on November 5.
When she’s not working, Jodie tends to a full home of her personal! She’s a newlywed and mom of two teenage daughters, Zoie Herpin, 14, and Beatrix Sweetin-Coyle, 12. “The factor I like most about my house is the folks in it,” says Jodie. “I like hanging out with my youngsters and my husband.”
Full House has all the time had a pleasant popularity as one of many happiest casts on TV. Who do you continue to be in contact with?
“Everybody. We all textual content often. I talked to Lori [Loughlin] as we speak as a result of I used to be doing her daughter’s podcast. Dave [Coulier] and I have been texting simply final week. Andrea [Barber] and I are happening a theater date in a number of weeks. I see Candace [Cameron Bure] on a regular basis. It’s been great. We’re an actual household.”
So, you don’t have any regrets about spending your childhood on the set?
“No, under no circumstances. I made a few of the most great connections in my life due to being on TV as a toddler. I had unimaginable experiences. I received to dwell a life that I wouldn’t have in any other case, and I’m actually, actually grateful.”
What was it prefer to return as grown-up Stephanie for Fuller House?
“It was enjoyable to lastly be an grownup and to not need to go to highschool on the set! [Laughs] I actually loved having a lot extra enter. It was simply so good to be on the opposite aspect of it and actually have a voice to assist create Stephanie and the present. They actually listened to us and that meant lots.”
We have been all so unhappy in regards to the passing of Bob Saget. Can you share a reminiscence of him?
“Oh, man. There are so many. I do keep in mind the final scene of the unique Full House. It was a scene between Bob and I the place I depart by the entrance door after which I come again in and I give him a hug, and say one thing like, ‘You’re the perfect dad ever.’ It was a very particular second that he and I shared, and I’ll always remember it.”
Congratulations in your current wedding ceremony!
“Thank you. We stored it very small. My women have been so excited. I’m actually completely happy and in love.”
You’ve executed a variety of romantic comedies. Do you consider in love at first sight?
“I do! I believe that you would be able to immediately join with somebody, though that doesn’t all the time imply you’ll wind up with that individual. But I do assume you’ll be able to simply really feel drawn to somebody. Sometimes it’s even associates, while you see somebody and also you’re like, ‘I really feel like I do know you.’ It turns into that love-at-first-sight type of feeling.”
You have been trustworthy about your previous troubles with alcohol and medicines in your 2009 memoir, unSweetined. What recommendation would you give somebody going through comparable struggles?
“Here’s the factor — we get such a restricted period of time to determine life out. And generally, sadly, now we have to maintain taking place and digging a bit additional till we determine simply how a lot ache we’re keen to take. I believe lots of people assume that your life must be fully falling aside earlier than you may get assist, however that’s not true. So, my recommendation is that you need to by no means be afraid to ask for assist.”
What are you most happy with?
“I’m most happy with lastly attending to a spot in my life the place, more often than not, I really feel fully snug in my very own pores and skin. I genuinely like myself. I nonetheless have horrible nervousness, however I attempt to lead my life from the area of actually simply genuinely liking who I’m. I’m additionally all the time searching for a method to make myself assume or to strive one thing new like showing on exhibits like On the Edge and Worst Cooks in America. An enormous a part of that has been the work I’ve executed on myself and determining how one can tackle new experiences and actually get pleasure from life.”
Have your daughters been impressed watching you compete on exhibits like Worst Cooks and On the Edge?
“Only as a lot as youngsters are interested by what their mother and father do! No matter how cool one thing is, it’s nonetheless their mother and father, so that they’re like ‘Whatever.’ My daughter was watching On the Edge after which despatched me ridiculous display grabs of faces that I made on the present. So, she’s telling me she’s watching it, however she’s additionally making enjoyable of me, which I really feel is a really 14-year-old factor to do!”
Do your daughters need to develop into actresses too?
“My youthful one is unquestionably interested by performing. She goes to a performing arts program at her center faculty, and he or she loves to bounce and sing. My older one is an unimaginable soccer participant. She actually is loving that and needs to maintain enjoying by way of highschool.”
How would you’re feeling about them following in your footsteps?
“I would like them to do no matter makes them completely happy. I would like them to get pleasure from what they do. I would like them to discover a sense of function exterior of what they do for a job. I’ve actually sturdy, great, inventive women, so I believe they’re going to be simply fantastic.”
What do you love to do while you’re not working?
“I like to observe true-crime documentaries. I’m additionally a giant e book individual. I like going to the bookstore.”
What’s subsequent for you?
“Directing is admittedly what I need to do subsequent, and I’m transferring towards that. I’ve a few associates that I’m speaking to about probably directing some holiday-type films. I need to preserve appearing, too. I’m grateful to have the ability to go after my desires.”