Trevor Donovan on Big American Family, Candace Cameron Bure Backlash

Trevor Donovan knows a thing or two about overcoming fears. That’s exactly what he did when he joined Season 31 of “Dancing With the Stars.”

“Dancing was pretty much my biggest fear. Although I still have some anxiety when it comes to dancing, my confidence has grown,” he says. “[I learned] It’s okay to be afraid, but don’t let fear deter you from trying new things, like dancing. I also learned that I was a pretty good dancer.

Now, in fact, he’s “open” to dancing again – maybe in a movie. While he started off at the bottom of the reality show charts, he quickly grew and, at some point, became a new favorite. Although he didn’t win the mirror ball, he surely won the Most Improved Dancer award, which he says means a lot.

“The overwhelming amount of fan support has kept me going. When you put your mind and body into something, you’ll be able to overcome irrational fears and achieve things you never imagined possible” , says Donovan, “Having a passionate, knowledgeable and patient teacher like Emma Slater also helps.”

Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater in “Dancing with the Stars”
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After the final, Donovan traveled to Mammoth Mountain where he is spending time with his family and skiing and snowboarding until he returns to work. In 2021, he signed an overall deal with Great American Media, starring in Great American Family movies and directing a Great American Community TV show.

Earlier this month, the company faced backlash following comments from creative director Candace Cameron Bure, who said there would be no same-sex couples on the network and that he would focus on “traditional weddings” instead.

“I think people should be and believe what they want, as long as they are kind and accepting of others. For those of you who have followed me since ‘90210’, you know my heart and my character . No matter who you love, no matter your race or religion, you matter,” Donovan says. “Through mutual respect and acceptance, coexistence is possible. Based on the few months I’ve known Candace , I found her kind and passionate about her faith.

Donovan is also working closely with Great American Family on Upstanders, its anti-bullying program which will have another assembly in January with RomaDrama.

“Considerable progress is being made. There has never been a more important time to stand up for those who feel voiceless,” he says. “My time at Great American Family was largely due to [CEO] Invoice [Abbott]The support of my Team Upstanders program while we were both at Hallmark. Moreover, I had the opportunity to produce my own films. My goal has always been to create films that bring people together without being overtly political or religious, and I will continue to do so. And sometimes, in future rom-coms, I’ll play the naive country boy who finds love in the big city or saves his family’s farm. Stay tuned!”

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