If you’ve ever caught an episode of daytime television talk show The View, you probably know just how much of a dog-eat-dog hour it can be.
Every day around lunch time, Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Paula Faris and Meghan McCain gather around the table in front of a live studio audience and *debate current events. The show, which is in its 21st season, “is the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations.”
In a recent interview on the Jenny McCarthy Show, former co-host of The View Candace Cameron Bure stopped by and the two discussed their individual short stints as one of the strong-willed women on the talk show.
Jenny, who co-hosted the show for only one season, pressed Candace about the struggles she faced during her time on the heated talk show. Both women agreed that the job is harder than it looks, in that you’re expected to argue your opinion until someone else on stage adopts it as their own.
After two seasons co-hosting the show, Candace says she knew going into the gig that what she had signed up for would likely not be the reality of her role. Still, she tackled it head-on, but not without first suiting up for battle.
Candace says she created teams of support, both with people on the show and with people completely separated from the show. In surrounding herself with healthy community, Candace was able to balance the difficulties and successes of the show.
“I just prayed a lot in front of people,” Bure interjected. “They couldn’t poke and prod because I was like ‘I’m sending Jesus in, all the angels are around me, so you can’t even touch me.’”
Throughout the interview, which initially started off with a seemingly gossipy tone, Candace shifts the conversation in a way that transforms the gossip into a healthy discussion of truth and grace.
Ultimately, Candace left the show after two seasons as a result of a long commute, and heavy commitments to future seasons of Fuller House.