Danica McKellar has opened up about her co-star Neal Bledsoe’s exit from the Great American Family network after Candace Cameron Bure said she won’t feature same-sex couples in her holiday movies.
“Neal is a wonderful person. He’s such a great actor and I’ve enjoyed working with him so much. He and I for sure share our love and support for the LGBT community…I disagree with his interpretation of his comments. I just didn’t see them the same way,” “Wonder Years” Star told Fox News Digital at ChristmasCon on Saturday.
McKellar’s comments follow criticism from The Great American Family’s chief creative officer, Bure, after she told the Wall Street Journal that the network’s programming “will keep traditional marriage at its heart.”
Bure has since commented on his statement with Fox News Digital: “All of you who know me know without a doubt that I have so much love and affection for everyone. It breaks my heart that anyone would think that I would intentionally offend and hurt someone.”
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According to an interview with Variety, after Bure made those comments, Bledsoe decided to leave the network.
“As an artist, I aspire to be proud of the work I create. But the idea that my work can be used to deliberately discriminate against someone horrifies and infuriates me,” he said. in part.
“I hope GAF will change, but until everyone can be represented in their films with pride, my choice is clear.”
McKellar continued to express his thoughts on the controversy.
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“[Bure] started the sentence with “I think,” which isn’t definitive, and she ended it with “in the heart,” which doesn’t mean exclusively,” McKellar said. “I’m not from agree with his interpretation, but I love him to death and I wish him well.”
In November, McKellar taken to instagram to share his thoughts amid Bure’s comments and Bledsoe’s exit.
“I’d like to set the record straight about something. I’m a new Christian and I’m very grateful for that. As I always have, I celebrate all forms of healthy love between adults and I support representation. … The idea that Christianity would judge any form of love just baffles me,” she said in part.
“I’m still new to my faith journey, but as far as I know, Jesus loves and includes everyone. It’s kind of His thing…”
Bledsoe and McKellar starred together in Great American Family’s “Christmas at the Drive-In.”
The 47-year-old actress added that she had “so much fun” starring in the holiday movie and went on to describe her character.
McKellar’s role in the film is determined to save the town’s drive-thru that is to be torn down and turned into a distribution center.
“My character is very passionate about keeping it alive, and then the developer is played by my co-star. … Of course there’s friction, but then we get along and fall in love because that’s what happens. in those movies,” she said. Fox News digital.
McKellar has starred in several holiday movies throughout his career and has been a celebrity guest at ChristmasCon.
She is known for her Winnie Cooper character in “Wonder Years”.
That’s4Entertainment created ChristmasCon and is a women-led company. It prides itself on hosting a holiday-filled weekend filled with special activities, including tree lighting, wreath-making classes, and celebrity panels.
‘Mean Girls’ alum Lacey Chabert headlined the three-day event, while other stars including Melissa Joan Hart, Chad Michael Murray and others attended.
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The holiday event entered its third year and was celebrated at the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison.
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“ChristmasCon is such a gift. I love interacting with the fans and meeting them. … Just seeing all of their joy. All of this Christmas cheer is amazing,” McKellar said.