Candace Cameron Bure Says She ‘Almost Died’ Filming for Netflix’s ‘Fuller House’

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Candace Cameron Bure says she is looking back on the stunt she performed for Netflix’s Fuller house saying it almost went very wrong.

During a recent appearance on Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber’s How Rude, Taneritos! podcast, the actress admitted that she almost died while filming a zipline stunt in the revival series.

As she went on to explain her character, D.J. Tanner wanted to do an American Ninja Warrior course in the living room. After she went through the course, she was to ride a ‘zip line diagonally across the length of the set and land on a platform.’

(L-R) Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin on 'Fuller House'.
(L-R) Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin on ‘Fuller House’. PHOTO: Netflix

“But during rehearsal, the rig was not set up correctly and there was no safety stop on the end of it,” she recalled. “So, when I landed off the zipline and stopped, the whole mechanism — which is all metal and very, very heavy — slid right off the track and came right next to my head with an inch.”

After the mechanism missed her head, Barber shared how it “dented the floor,” leaving a “big gash” and “broke the stairs.”

“If I just even shifted my weight the tiniest bit, it would have probably broken my neck, like landed right on top of my head,” Bure added.

The star admitted that her on screen love interest Scott Weinger watched it all go down and could not react fast enough to warn people on set.


(L) Candace Cameron Bure and Alan Thicke on 'Fuller House'.
(L) Candace Cameron Bure and Alan Thicke on ‘Fuller House’. PHOTO: NETFLIX

After the incident, the actress said Mark Sandrowski, director of the episode that week, had a “look on his face” that was “so serious” before calling for a short break.

“The stunt guy was fired,” she continued. “And Mark’s like, ‘We’re not doing this stunt. Like, redo the whole set, because we’re not doing that stunt anymore.'”

The series Fuller House ran on Netflix from 2016-2020 and was a reboot of the fan favorite series Full House

The original cast included the likes of widower Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) raising three daughters with the help of his brother-in-law Jesse (John Stamos) and best friend Joey (Dave Coulier).

In the spinoff series, many saw D.J being a 30-something widow in a very similar position as her father raising three kids with the help of sister Stephanie (Sweetin) and childhood friend Kimmy Gibbler (Barber).

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