As we approach the second all-new Season 8 episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia this Thursday, October 18th, with "The Gang Recycles Their Trash", it's safe to say that Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, and Danny DeVito aren't going anywhere despite those pesky promos claiming an all-new cast has taken over for them this year.
It was all a gag set forth by FX's promotional department, and it was a pretty funny one. Except, some folks actually believed Candace Cameron Bure was coming into play a female version of Charlie Kelly. We recently caught up with the actress, who let us in on the joke, which upset her fans more than it did actual fans of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (gee, we wonder why?).
Here is our conversation.
How did you get hooked up with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia? Were you a fan of that show?
Candace Cameron Bure: (Laughs) Honestly, I had never seen that show before. I, of course, did watch some of it after I agreed to do these spoof promos. But that's all it was. A spoof. I thought it was a fun thing to do. The fans have been confused, because they actually thought I was a new character, or that I was really replacing the cast. That is not true. I simply went in for one day just to shoot these promos. It was just a joke. I thought it was funny. I had a good time doing them.
Are you a fan of Charlie Day? You actually play a female version of Charlie Kelly in these promos. You didn't know the show before hand. Did you know what he was up to?
Candace Cameron Bure: Yeah. He is hilarious. I was totally aware of who he is. He is very funny, so it was a lot of fun. You can't ever compete with that. I was a little nervous doing these promos. Because they adlibbed stuff. We had to do a lot of adlibbing. They were like, "Oh, Can, you just be your funny self. Do whatever you do best." It was kind of hectic and different, but it was a lot of fun.
People actually thought you were a part of the show?
Candace Cameron Bure: Yeah, I got a lot of great feedback, and then a lot of really bad feedback from doing it. If you are not like me, and you are a regular viewer of that show, I don't think the promos...I think you understood that it was just a joke. The real cast was at the end of the promos. I think the regular viewers, the fans...They knew it was a spoof. But I did have fans of mine who said, "This is not something you would do!" Just to make it clear, I am not a new cast member on the show!
We also have five new photos from this Thursday's "The Gang Recycles Their Trash" for you to check out.