How did Candace handle all the fame? In an appearance on the All-New Mickey Mouse Club in 1990, the actor explained she was initially oblivious to the media frenzy. It never dawned on her until later that people would watch her every move and scrutinize her behavior.
Call it youth or naivete, but she remained largely unaffected by the hoop-la. Candace was 14 and still unafraid to make mistakes. She admitted she needed to be more cautious since her world had changed. Beyond that, the star was not overly concerned.
Sometimes Dream Do Come True
When Candace was on "Full House," she was a huge fan of New Kids on the Block. Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy from next door, was a huge fan too. The two did everything they could to bring the band on to the show, with not much success.
When Candace grew up, and so did the "Full House" show, which turned into "Fuller House," Candace recognized an opportunity. This time her dream was about to come true, even if it was more than two decades later. The members of the band were guests on now of the show's early episodes.
Kimmy Gibler and Candace
The role of Kimmy Gibler on "Full House" stretched much further than what is seen on the screen. In reality, Candace and Andrea Barber, who played Gibler, are true soulmates. Barber starred in "Fuller House" too and is known as a marathon runner.
In the real world, Candace has joined Barber on more than one occasion and has run half a marathon with her. They are best friends and share lifetime memories.
Breaking Out of Her Brother's Shadow
It could not have been easy for Candace to live with the moniker "Kirk Cameron's little sister." For many people in the industry, she was the other Cameron sibling for a long time. After being on the show for three years, everyone began calling her Candace.
She said she liked that much better even though she loved being Kirk's sister and the two famously got along. Still, breaking out of her big brother's shadow was a tremendous achievement for her.
Her First Kiss Was On-Screen
Candace had her first-ever kiss on camera — an occupational hazard for many child stars! In the episode titled "13 Candles," birthday girl DJ finally gets a kiss from her crush, Kevin. Candace recalled how it was uncomfortable and felt a million eyes on her.
What made things worse? Her parents were on set and watching along with the crew! Talk about awkward! She had no idea what to do with her eyes or hands. Fate made up for it when Candace had her true love's first kiss years later, which, she said, went a gazillion times better.