Actress Rose Reid didn’t have to think long before accepting a role in the new Pure Flix series A Thousand Tomorrows, which follows the story of a female barrel racer who falls in love with a bull rider.
Reid grew up around horses. In fact, she was actually a barrel racer.
“When I was born, [my mom] was like, this girl is going to ride [horses] before she rides bicycles. So indeed I did,” Reid told Christian Headlines, laughing. Reading the script, she said, was like a dream come true.
“This is exactly what I've always dreamed of doing.’ And it was just such a dream to get to work with the animals again,” she said.
A Thousand Tomorrows is based on the bestselling novel by Karen Kingsbury and tells the story of a cocky bull rider named Cody Gunnar (Colin Ford) who has a history of pushing people away until he meets Reid’s character, Ali Daniels. Kingsbury and her son Tyler Russell co-wrote the script.
The Pure Flix series is about faith, Reid said, but the story is not “sugar-coated.”
“It is a story of faith and a story of leaning into that even though it seems like all hope is lost,” Reid said. “... And that even if [you think] you are beyond healing, the Lord can still heal you. And I really loved that idea.”
Reid is known for her roles in inspiring titles. She starred in the 2020 Lifetime film A Welcome Home Christmas and the 2020 family-friendly romantic comedy Finding You. She also stars in the yet-to-be-released movie Surprised by Oxford, which tells the true-life story of an agnostic student who becomes a Christian while enrolled at Oxford University.
She has roles in future projects, The Shift and The Futurist.
“I want audiences, when they watch something that I'm in, to walk away with a sense of inspiration and hope. I don't want them walking away saying, ‘The world is really a dark place’ -- I want them to walk away with this idea that faith can conquer all this and there is such a thing as the Lord working miracles,” Reid told Christian Headlines. “... Whatever film I'm in, I just want to make sure that audiences don't walk away feeling gross, they walk away feeling inspired.”
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.