Interview with Rose Reid (@rosereidd)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Hey there! I’m an actress and have been since I was sixteen. I got into acting because I loved storytelling and writing, and I discovered the film medium and knew I had to be a part of it. I wrote several scripts and novels when I was sixteen, but was told by my mentors in the film industry that I had to make a name for myself first, so that’s what I’ve done! I love acting and am so appreciative for the lead roles I’ve had in films like Amazon Prime’s Finding You, The World We Make, and my upcoming television debut, A Thousand Tomorrows. My goal is to begin writing my own stories in the next year or two.
Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?
Honestly it’s too hard to choose one moment, but I think generally one of the things I love most about acting is the storytelling. I’ll never get used to the reality that I am doing what I always dreamed of: bringing stories to life.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
I’m a big believer that the people around you can either doom you or save you. I have some wonderful people around me who really help me when I have burn out. I think it’s important to remember the WHY of it all. Yes, it’s hard. But why are you willing to go on? When you lose your why, it’s time for another job.
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I think overall I’m just fortunate that I was surrounded by such a wonderful group of people who believed in me and pushed me forward. Every friend I made was a contact in the industry, and we had the motto that when the tides rise, all ships rise.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
In my industry, we aren’t solving world hunger. It’s a very shallow industry, but I try to bring hope into my work. To encourage those without hope. It’s not much, but I think we all have to do whatever we can to bring the most light to the most people.
Do you have a favorite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
My favorite life lesson quote is, “When the tides rise, all ships rise.” I love this because this industry and this world can be so competitive, and that reminded me that I’m not competing against my friends.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
You can follow me on Instagram @rosereidd, or visit my website! It’s under construction, but you can still sign up for updates for when my site goes live!
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
I’m really excited to say that my first feature screenplay has been produced and is in post-production. It’s a young adult science-fiction flick set in a not-too-distant future. Follow me on IG for updates!