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Stephanie Tanner and the rest of her TV family are coming back this month on the Netflix sequel series Fuller House. But in an interview with Complex, Jodie Sweetin says the years after Full House ended were filled with trauma, addiction, and darkness.
Sweetin struggled with substance abuse starting at 14, and by 25, she was spending $10,000 at a time on drugs. She got that kind of cash from Full House residuals, thanks to all those reruns. In 2007, she gave a speech about sobriety, while she was high on meth and cocaine. But now she has turned her life around, and sees Fuller House as a chance to go home again.
The actress says that through it all, she relied on her Full House castmates as close friends. "When people are like, 'Oh you guys kept in touch' I am like no, we practically live at each other's houses," she said. "I grew up as an only child so Candace [Cameron] and Andrea [Barber] were like the closest thing that I had to real sisters."
Another thing we learn in the interview is what Stephanie is up to now. Even though her sister has the better name for it, Stephanie is, get this, a D.J. who travels the world and plays at Coachella. And aside from updated pop-culture references, it seems like Fuller House will have the exact look and feel of the '90s sitcom. "The show gives people the thing they have been missing," Sweetin says. "The thing that makes them feel all warm and fuzzy inside."