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Jodie Sweetin sees Stephanie as the black sheep of the Tanner Family

Added: May 17, 2015

Jodie Sweetin will reprise her role as Stephanie Tanner on Fuller House. She will be one of the main characters, so we will be seeing a lot of her. In an interview with, Jodie talked about what her character has been up to.

"Stephanie has been sort of a bon vivant wild child out living her life, traveling the world. I think she's going to have some really fun storylines going on. I think that she's going to be kind of the black sheep of the family in some certain ways so I think that will be fun," says Jodie, who is especially excited to incorporate more of herself into her character. "I get to bring a little bit of my own style and personality to her so I think it's going to be interesting to see who Stephanie is as an adult," she continues.

Just because the Tanners are back doesn't mean all has been smooth sailing with the favorite TV family. "As far as Stephanie's relationship with DJ, I think that they have not talked for a little while. So she comes back to kind of be in support of DJ, and they're sort of readjusting to their life," she says. Jodie adds that even as adults, the two characters couldn't be more different. "DJ's kind of got the quiet home life, and Steph's kind of like, 'Oh my God, this is a shock to my system.' "

While their characters might not always get along, Sweetin doesn't have that problem off screen with costars Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber. "Candace and Andrea and I have been talking a lot and about and talking about how excited we are about everything," she gushes.

As she moves in to help support her sister, Stephanie seems to be the reboot's version of Uncle Jesse. When asked about this, Jodie said: "I think that's kind of the role that I'll be filling a little bit. But it will be really interesting to see kind of from the female perspective what that's going to look like."

Jodie won't have to go to school while filming anymore, like she had to during Full House's run, but that doesn't mean there won't be children running around the set of Fuller House. Like Candace Cameron-Bure, she plans on having visitors: her daughters Zoie and Beatrix. "It'll be great to have them kind of be a part of it," she shares. "You know, my older one's already asking about it so it will be fun."

Sweetin, who once struggled with substance abuse, seems to be in a good place not only professionally but personally as well. That happiness includes her boyfriend. "His name is Justin and we've been together for, gosh, about a year and a half now and we have a beautiful little house together and life's really good," she shares.

"I'm finally in a relationship where I'm really happy and I have an incredibly supportive partner and that's such a relief, especially when you're going through big life changes to be with somebody who's so supportive and my girls love him and we just have a really nice little life."