At Wizard World Chicago 2015, Jodie Sweetin was one of my top interview targets. Thanks to the work of Wizard World PR King Jerry Milani, I was able to get her first interview at the con.
Jodie costarred in "Full House," the immensely popular television show of several years back. Like a lot of child stars, she encountered some personal problems, but fortunately has overcome her issues and has rebounded well. She will be resuming her role as "Stephanie Tanner" in the upcoming "Fuller House."
It's always funny. No matter how many of these I do, I end up thinking, "Wow, I'm talking to Stephanie Tanner" (or whatever role the person played). Maybe the younger generation is more accustomed to this sort of thing, but in my younger years, such interaction would never be thought possible. It was a thrill to meet just one of your favorites.
The first thing that struck me is that Jodie is incredibly cute. She grew from a cute girl to a beautiful young woman.
As I started to talk to her, she came across as a very articulate, poised person. We talked about being on the set of "Full House" with so many talented grown-ups, as well as reprising her role on "Fuller House." She even talked a bit about overcoming her problems and revealing things in her book "Un-Sweetined." I have read that book and I found her candor refreshing and interesting.
I walked away from the interview feeling good about things. Something felt right that little Stephanie Tanner was in a good place.
Thank you to Wizard World for this opportunity. Thank you to Jodie Sweetin for her time, consideration and for many years of entertainment. Here's hoping for much future success!