Candace Cameron Bure may be the Queen of Hallmark. However, this royal moniker does come with a lot of pressure. She says that this is so stressful, she was was “sick to my stomach” about her last Hallmark movie.
Why does she feel this way, and how did that Christmas movie, If I Only Had Christmas do for Hallmark?
Candace Cameron Bure Is ‘Sick To My Stomach’ Over Recent Hallmark Movie
Recently, Candace Cameron Bure was on the Christian podcast, The Call To Mastery with Jordan Raynor. Candace shared how much pressure it is to need to be at the top. The expectations are high at Hallmark, where she is the Queen of Christmas.
She admitted that “I actually got sick to my stomach on this last Christmas movie that aired in November because I’ve created an anxiety for myself. Because my movies have been the top-performing movie seven years in a row, and you know one day, you’re going to slide off that pedestal.”
Her 2020 Christmas movie was If I Only Had Christmas. This Hallmark Countdown to Christmas movie was a nod to The Wizard of Oz. She stars as Darcy Gale, a glass half -full publicist from Kansas. Her co-star is Warren Christie (The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year), who plays Glen Goodman, a grumpster.
Darcy has to work with a team that needs to find their courage, heart and know-how, to achieve an important goal.
Because CCB is Hallmark’s Queen of Christmas, and a Hallmark-style Wizard of Oz remake seemed like a perfect fit, fans were excited. But, a big story is a big risk. Therefore, there was an equal amount of skepticism and anticipation before it was released.
It makes sense that the Fuller House star was feeling a major case of butterflies.
Candace Cameron Bure said the response to IF I ONLY HAD CHRISTMAS made her "sick to her stomach." That's the headline everyone is going with, but important to note Cameron Bure talking about the pressure to be No.1 in the ratings, not any critical review.https://t.co/Gy4gGI7Gt8
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How Did Candace Cameron Bure’s Latest Hallmark Movie Do?
So, did Candace Cameron Bure have a good reason to be so nervous about her latest Hallmark Christmas movie? Based on QC Approved, the premiere night viewers for If I only Had Christmas was 3.927 million viewers. That wound up second in this category, right behind Lacey Chabert’s Christmas Waltz. Her dance-themed movie just managed to be at the top with 3.949 million viewers.
However, CCB’s movie topped the top Hallmark Christmas movies in a very significant way. Her Christmas movie had a .48 with viewers in the coveted 18-49 group. Christmas Waltz was .40. Otherwise, no other 2020 Hallmark movie got anywhere close.
What does this mean? This means that Candace Cameron Bure’s movies attract a younger base. This is good for advertising rates and it makes the network look good. CCB need not worry. She is still bringing it!
Who Can Star In A Hallmark Movie?
One of the top questions that Candace Cameron Bure gets is “How hard is it to be in a Hallmark movie?” or, “Like, ‘Can I be in a Hallmark movie?” Candace’s reply? “Are you a professional actor? No. Then no, you cannot.”
However, non-actors can be background actors. They are at the festivals and dances. There will not be talking roles, but you can certainly join in the Christmas fun!
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