EXCLUSIVE ENQUIRER INTERVIEW: LORI LOUGHLIN TELLS ALL

Published on: May 14, 2014
Photography by: WireImage
EXCLUSIVE ENQUIRER INTERVIEW: LORI LOUGHLIN TELLS ALL

AT 49, former “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin is still making wholesome TV shows more than 15 years after the popular sitcom went off the air.

And in an exclusive interview with The ENQUIRER, she says she “couldn’t be happier.”

IN Lori’s latest TV venture, “When Calls the Heart” – which has just been renewed for a second season on the Hallmark Channel – the actress plays kindhearted Abigail Stanton, a resilient coal miner’s widow. The series, Lori explains, is very similar in tone to the classic “Little House on the Prairie.” And that should be no surprise since the executive producer is Michael Landon Jr., who set out to make a show that was a lot like his late father’s iconic series.

“It’s been a long time since ‘Little House’ was on the air,” Lori explained. “So the timing just seemed right. And Michael Landon Jr. has been so awesome to work with.”

“When Calls the Heart,” which premiered in January and became the cable network’s highest rated series, was inspired by Janet Oke’s 1983 novel of the same name. It tells the tale of a young schoolteacher, played by Erin Krakow, in a 19th century coal mining town in the Canadian West.

Lori says she loves working on the show, in part because it features a strong female cast.

“I find that relatable,” she said. “The timing couldn’t be better for this show since it’s good, clean family fare.”

But she did have one problem at first. “The most difficult thing was wearing the corset...it’s a little tight, to say the least,” she admitted. “So after the first episode, I decided to ditch it.”