Jodie Sweetin of Full House discusses how Bob Saget influenced her parenting style
For Jodie Sweetin, her Full House co-star Bob Saget was a great father figure both on and off the set. Find out how the late comedian made an impact on her life as a mom.
Jodie Sweetin, who played the late comedian’s daughter on eight seasons of Full House, opened up about her onscreen dad during the April 18 episode of the Conversations With Olivia Jade podcast, sharing how the warmth and openness he showed both on set and toward his real-life family helped influenced her own parenting style later in life.
“When I reflect back on it, I recall Bob simply being incredibly accepting of his kids. He didn’t talk to them like they were idiots—and he did the same with me,” she told host Olivia Jade, whose mother, Lori Loughlin, also worked with Saget on Full House. “He treated me with respect as a young person.”
She continued, “I understood that, when I had kids, you can joke with them and have actual dialogues.”
Calling the cast and crew a “family unit,” Sweetin claimed that Saget—along with castmates John Stamos and Dave Coulier—impacted the way she viewed adulthood and “added a degree of comedy to my parenting that my kids are now acquiring.”
“I learned a lot from them,” continued Sweetin, who is now mom to daughters Zoie, 14, and Beatrix, 11, “and I continue to.”
Saget passed died on Jan. 9 at the age of 65.
His family later stated in a statement to E! News that the actor died from head trauma after he likely smacked the back of his head by mistake, “thought nothing of it and went to sleep” at his hotel room in Florida.
“As we continue to mourn together,” his family said in their statement, “we ask everyone to remember the love and laughter that Bob brought to this world, and the lessons he taught us all: to be kind to everyone, to let the people you love know you love them, and to face difficult times with hugs and laughter.”
Looking back at her time filming Full House, Sweetin remarked on the podcast that she’s “so tremendously thankful” to have worked with guys like Saget, Stamos and Coulier.
“There was some sort of mystical thing that happened with Full House,” she added. “It was more than just a show. It really was a family amongst all of us.”
Calling it a “wonderful” experience, she added of her friendship with the ensemble, “I gained this gigantic family that adore me no matter what.”