As tributes continue to pour in for Bob saget following his sudden death, the guest stars of “Full House” who shared the screen with him in the late ’80s and early’ 90s come forward with fond memories of the beloved actor-comedian.
Fox News Digital spoke to former cast members Gail Edwards (“It’s a Living”, “Blossom”) and Erika Eleniak (“Baywatch”) about their experiences as guests on “Full House.” Although their time spent on the sitcomThe sets were brief, both revealing that Saget exudes unparalleled energy.
Edwards, 69, who has since retired and lives in Arizona, is known to have played Vicky Larson, Danny Tanner de Saget’s girlfriend. Edwards, like so many of his friends and family, said it was difficult to understand his passing.
“It’s unreal. It really made me want to stop, to take a moment to reflect on the fabulous life I’ve had because we never know if we’re going to wake up in the morning,” Edwards said. .
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Reflecting on his appearances on “Full House” and the season finale “Fuller House” 25 years later, Edwards recalled what it was like to share screen time with the comedy giant.
“It was a lot of fun,” Edwards explained. “I obviously became more intimate being his love. It was very special.”
It is Saget’s generosity and availability towards Edwards that comes to mind. “He was incredibly generous and always available so when we did our scenes and he gave it all,” she shared.
Edwards recalled meeting Saget over the years as she was walking around Los Angeles, California with her husband. “We would meet him at the Santa Monica mall and he was like ‘Hey Robert!’ He was just a great guy. “
It had been more than two decades since Edwards had been on the set of “Fuller House” in 2015 and had reunited with Saget. “He was so sweet. I introduced myself and he said, ‘Oh my god! It’s Gail Edwards everyone, Gail Edwards!’ I’m going, ‘Bob! Cameramen know who I am. He was just so nice. “
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Edwards said Saget will always hold a special place in his heart. As a former on-screen sweetheart she said, “I have my own crush on Bob Saget and always will!”
She also gave a glimpse of what it was like to know Saget off camera. Although the two stars did not speak until her death, she recalled texting him about the Emmy Awards after concluding the “Fuller House” finale.
“We were texting a little bit because we both voted for the Emmys, and he was up for something and he didn’t get it. I texted, ‘Oh, poo, j voted for you. I know how it goes. “There wasn’t much more to say. We let it go then.”
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Meanwhile, former “Baywatch” star and Playboy Playmate Erika Eleniak, who played Carrie Fowler, John Stamos’ high school girlfriend of Jesse Katsopolis in the 1990 episode “One Last Kiss,” said that Saget’s positive energy “got into the room before he did.”
“When he walked into the room, his energy was palpable. So good. Just light-hearted, cheerful, sarcastic and funny,” Eleniak explained.
She added: “Most of my time was with John [Stamos] but when Bob was there I always laughed. It was all laughs and jokes. Just so light. There was a light literally surrounding him when he was in the room. You felt really good to be with him. “
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Minutes before speaking to Fox News Digital, Eleniak – who describes herself as a “super spiritual believer” – said she was particularly struck by Stamos’ recent Instagram post about her grief, in which he admitted that he was “not ready to say goodbye” to Saget. again. Eleniak said she reached out to Stamos via Instagram to share some tips she learned about grieving and healing after losing her mother last February.
“Reading John’s last post, the pain he feels is so palpable and I understand so much. What I was writing to him was, you know, you never have to say goodbye. will get there, hopefully he will, he will connect and when he connect he will hear Bob. Bob will never leave him, “added Eleniak, who is currently working on relaunching his” Spiritual Alchemy with Erika “podcast Eleniak ”.
Eleniak concluded that there was another thing that captivated her about Saget: his ability to be known both as “America’s Father” and as a “hot” comedian.
“Bob couldn’t have been more of a symbol for the healthiest father in the world. And then throw in America’s funniest videos. doing the hottest things and getting them to not only accept but also applaud and welcome, he could transcend like both worlds and be at the top of his game in both. “
Saget died while on a stand-up tour in Florida. He was 65 years old.
Deputies from Orange County, Florida were called on Sunday about an “unconscious man” in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando and found Saget dead, according to a sheriff’s statement on Twitter. Detectives found “no signs of criminal act or drug use in this case.”
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After Saget’s death, his wife, Kelly Rizzo, made a statement to Fox News.
“All my heart. Bob was my absolute everything,” she said. “I am completely upset and in disbelief. I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, fans and peers.”
“When the time is right and this news isn’t so raw, I can’t wait to share more of Bob with the world. Share how much he meant to me, everyone around him, and how much all of his fans and friends also meant for him, “the statement continued. “Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time. ”
His “Full House” co-stars also released a joint statement. “Thirty-five years ago we came together as a TV family, but we’ve become a real family. And now we cry as a family,” wrote John Stamos, co-star and friend of the life of Saget. Instagram tribute to the comedian and actor on Monday.
“Bob made us laugh until we cried. Now our tears flow from sadness, but also gratitude for all the beautiful memories of our sweet, kind, hilarious and darling Bob,” Stamos continued. “He was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls and a friend to all of us. Bob, we love you dearly. We ask in honor of Bob, kiss the people you love. hugged better than Bob. “
The Uncle Jesse interpreter signed the scribe with the names of his fellow co-stars, “John, Dave, Candace, Jodie, Lori, Andrea, Scott, Jeff, Ashley and Mary-Kate”.
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