ABC News’ Jennifer Pereira reports:
Candace Cameron Bure, who became famous for playing D.J. Tanner on the hit sitcom “Full House,” is a devout Christian who says she’ll uphold the ideals of her faith while she competes on “Dancing With the Stars.”
Bure, 37, said remaining true to her beliefs is important to her, particularly during her “Dancing” performance Monday, where her rumba – which was modified to tone down some of the sensuality – was criticized by judges for not being a true representation of the dance style.
“I want to reserve certain things for my husband so I think that we did the best that we could with the rumba but that I still felt comfortable doing,” Bure told Erin Andrews, the program’s co-host, after her routine was over.
Video of Bure’s preparation before the live performance also showed her in discussion with pro-partner Mark Ballas and other employees of the show about the pair’s costumes. When Ballas suggested he could possibly go shirtless for the performance, Bure objected.
“You don’t have my permission, no … I have to think about that,” she said.
She explained her misgiving.
“I’m a Christian, my life revolves around my relationship with Jesus Christ, so with the overall tone of the dance, the costumes, I’m not going to take a backseat, my voice will definitely be heard,” she said.
Bure has said she wants to set a good example for her children.
“I want to look good and feel beautiful but I will probably stay on the more modest end of costuming,” she said.
The women in the cast – the stars as well as pro dancers – have often worn skimpy costumes, and the male stars and dance pros often go shirtless.
Bure has spoken publicly before about the importance of her faith in her life. She recently made headlines when she admitted in her latest book to taking a “submissive” role in her 18-year marriage to retired pro hockey player Val Bure.
“I love that my man is a leader. I want him to lead and be the head of the family and those decisions, major decisions, do fall on him,” she told HuffPo Live. “It doesn’t mean I don’t voice my opinion. It doesn’t mean I don’t have an opinion. I absolutely do. But it is very difficult to have two heads of authority.”
She also added, “The definition that I’m using with the word submissive, is the Biblical definition of that, so it is meekness. It is not weakness. Meek is having its strength under control. It is bridled strength.”