The big family is back
-Yes, of course. My sister used to love that show. It had a great mix of drama and comedy. And it ran eight years. If you grew up in the 80s and 90s, I feel we all grew up with the cast of the show.
-It’s a genre called sitcom or situation comedy. Basically, all the action takes place in a fixed setting, so the audience becomes very familiar with the situation and the characters.
-I still feel like we’re 18 years old.
-And some days we act like it.
-How would you explain Full House and Fuller House to people who don’t know about it?
-I think it’s a show about how family doesn’t have to be a mom and dad and kids. Family is sort of what you create and what you make and about the people that love you.
-The family in the United States has been really diversified.
-Exactly. It’s like Jodie said. A family doesn’t just have to be the mom and the dad and two kids. But anybody who you let in and who cares about you. And who you care back about.
-What is the news that you are most interested in?
-For me, I listen to a lot of political stuff, world political stuff. I think it’s fascinating and interesting learning about other cultures, and how our piece of America fits into the world. America is going through a lot of divisiveness right now. I think it’s really a time for us, as a country, to figure out how to really work together. We all have kids, too. So I think it’s one of those things that you realize, not only how the world affects you but how it will affect your kids and future generations. That’s one of the reasons it’s important to me.
-Good answer. Same, same.
-It’s impossible to turn on the news in the US today and not hear about some kind of new issue that’s dividing the country whether it’s the North and the South, the left wing vs. right wing. The whole country is feeling divided. We really need to come together, as Jodie said, and bring the country together to move forward, not just for our sake but for the sake of our children.
-A lot of Americans feels that way now.
-What do you want to do most in Japan?
-Eat your amazing food.
-I also love the fashion here. I love looking, just watching all the Japanese people and looking at their style and what they’re wearing and hair and makeup and nails. I’ve seen so many beautiful nails. Everyone just seems more courageous here.
-I love your toilets. It is a game changer. Life changing.
-I got one for my house, too. I bought a new house at home and after coming to Japan in December, I was like “I have to have a toilet like the Japanese.” This is all that they’re going to use…Everybody talks about the toilet.
-All our crew. Everybody in the makeup room, we’re talking about the toilets.