“Broke my heart”: Candace Cameron on ‘Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV’

Candace Cameron Bure expressed her disgust and heartbreak over the docuseries Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV. Bure, 48, who gained fame as a child star on Full House, described the series as “horrific and disgusting” after watching the first few episodes.

During her appearance on The View on Friday, April 12, Bure stated that the series “broke her heart.” She commended Drake Bell for sharing his story courageously but expressed sadness for him and his parents as they struggled to protect him without always recognizing the warning signs.

Bure acknowledged the “weird” experience of growing up as a child actor, but she and her fellow cast members did not endure the same challenges depicted in the series. She emphasized that while some child actors have positive experiences, others do not.

The mother of three views the docuseries as beneficial for raising awareness and helping to protect the next generation from experiencing similar difficulties.

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Candace Cameron Bure as a child star on “Full House”.

Bure reflected on her childhood experience growing up on Full House, which aired for eight seasons from 1987 to 1995. Bure emphasized the strong presence and protection provided by her parents during that time.

The show later inspired a Netflix spinoff, Fuller House, which focused on Bure’s character, D.J. Tanner, as she navigated life as a widowed mother. The spinoff aired for five seasons from 2016 to 2020.

In Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, Drake Bell, 37, opened up about his experience with sexual assault at the hands of Nickelodeon dialogue coach Brian Peck when he was just 15 years old. Peck later pleaded no contest in 2004 to charges of oral copulation with a minor under 16 and performing a lewd act with a 14- or 15-year-old. Peck served 16 months in prison and was required to register as a sex offender.

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Candace Cameron Bure poses backstage on “The View”.

Drake Bell recently opened up about his personal experience during an Emmys For Your Consideration (FYC) panel discussing Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV on Tuesday, April 9. Bell shared that this was the first time he had spoken about his experience to someone outside his family and close circle of supporters.

The actor admitted that he is “still kind of reeling” from the vulnerability of sharing his story publicly. He expressed that the process has been overwhelming as it involves exposing his deepest feelings and experiences to the world.

Drake Bell speaks onstage during the "Quiet On Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV" For Your

Drake Bell speaking at the ‘Quiet On Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV’ For Your Consideration even .

“But you see such good coming out of … people are approaching me at the airport … telling me how they have the bravery to come out and speak, and how they’re trying to go to their legislatures and get things changed and seeing people online,” he continued. “So you’re seeing a change.”

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