I kept assuming it wouldn’t actually happen- that somehow there would be some kind of technical difficulty get the call through.
Fortunately, I was wrong. I indeed was on an hour long conference call with Kirk Cameron today.
Obviously, I’ve been reviewing movies for a while now, from a family friendly perspective. That means that sometimes, like with 23 Blast, I am even asked to review the movie before it even arrives in theatres.
That is the case this week with Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas.
While the majority of the call revolved around his new movie, he was able to speak a lot about other things.
He spoke a whole lot about his family; his wife and 6 kids! I could tell Kirk is truly a family orientated guy.
That’s what he talked about more than anything, actually; his family. Oh, and he loves Christmas!
He mentioned how living out in California, or as he calls it, “the land of fruits and nuts,” (a reference to food, not people) his family is definitely health-conscious, but referenced his loved for Southern style biscuits; as he recently visited the Duggers (19 Kids And Counting) as well as the Robertsons (Duck Dynasty).
Kirk contributed a lot of his health consciousness to his wife; Chelsea Noble. He loved talking about her; explaining how they met on the set of Full House.
His mother who happened to be there because Kirk’s sister Candace was there for taping, encouraged Kirk to find a girl like Chelsea who was “even more beautiful on the inside than the outside.”
Eventually Chelsea played Kirk’s girlfriend on Growing Pains and a year later, he proposed.
When asked if Kirk missed the days of Growing Pains, he laughed, with no relectance, to say no; comparing that part of his life to high school.
I could tell he wasn’t at all annoyed by the Growing Pains mentions, but his focus is clearly on his family and his faith. He has moved on with his life.
Kirk does, however, keep in touch with Jeremy Miller, who played Ben; and occasionally Alan Thicke and Tracey Gold.
The main takeaway from my conference call with Kirk Cameron was that he’s far from a has-been. It’s evident he’s doing much more meaningful and remarkable things in his life now than ever before.
He’s humble. He really is. I heard him talk for an hour.
It wasn’t about him; it was about family and God the whole time.
Now, it’s time for me watch his new movie Saving Christmas so I can write a review for it here on Family Friendly Daddy Blog; which is sort of the whole point of my conference call with him!
Stay tuned for that…