There’s no reason to sweeten this deal.
Former child star Jodie Sweetin revealed on Friday that she was upset to learn her upcoming movie Craft Me a Romance has been sold to conservative broadcaster Great American Family, run by her ailing Fuller House co-star Candace Cameron Bure is directed.
Sweetin, 41, claims the film, an indie feature, was sold to the network “without her knowledge”. reported People.
“Sometimes, as actors, we have no control over which network buys the projects we are involved in, nor are we part of the process by which they are sold,” the actress said in a scathing statement. “So I was very surprised to read in the press yesterday that the independent film I worked on over a year ago has been sold to Great American Family.”
The Hallmark Channel actress also criticized the channel’s stance on gay marriage.
“I’m disappointed, but in line with my mission to support the LGBTQ+ family, all potential or future proceeds from this sale will be donated to LGBTQ+ charities,” the actress continued.
A Sweetin representative reiterated her statement in a message to The Post. Meanwhile, Great American Family has yet to comment on Sweetin’s stance on The Post
Sweetin’s new film, which is slated to premiere September 16 with the Hallmark rival film, stars Brent Bailey, Maxwell Caulfield and Julie Brown.
Sweetin and her former co-star — who first worked together as young girls on the ’90s family sitcom Full House — did exchanged jabs on social media since Bure announced her move to Great American Family, which ultimately resulted in Bure officially no longer follows Sweetin on social media.
In 2022, the 47-year-old actress caused controversy when she announced she was ending her contract with Hallmark Channel on Great American Family, which she felt was more in line with her “traditional” and religious values.
“My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning, purpose and depth,” Bure explained. “I knew the people behind Great American Family were Christians who loved the Lord and wanted to promote religious programs and good family entertainment.”
The actress also claimed that Hallmark is now “a completely different network than when it started” thanks to a leadership change aimed at more inclusive entertainment.
Bure later defended her statements to critics and allies of the LGBTQ+ community – including dancer and lesbian icon JoJo Siwa – implying that the media had “misrepresented” her.
“Anyone who knows me knows without a doubt that I have great love and affection for all people. It absolutely breaks my heart that anyone would ever believe that I was intentionally insulting and hurting anyone,” Bure told PageSix. “It saddens me that the media often tries to divide us, even on a subject as comforting and happy as Christmas movies. But given the toxic climate in our culture, it shouldn’t surprise me.”
Bure then addressed the media and “those who hate what I appreciate and who are attacking me online” and the people who are trying to “assassinate my character”.
“I have a simple message: I love you anyway,” the actress said. “To everyone reading this, regardless of race, creed, sexuality or political party, including those who have tried to abuse me: I love you.”