The 18-year-old reality star landed a major role in God’s Not Dead 2 and the upcoming movie I’m Not Ashamed, which focuses around Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed in the Columbine shootings.
Last week, she and her family attended the LA premiere of God’s Not Dead 2 and she travelled to Miami to promote the film.
God’s Not Dead 2 tells the story of a Christian public school teacher, played by Melissa Joan Hart, who, after answering a student’s question about Jesus, is forced to appear in court because of the controversy that blows up around her explanation and mention of Jesus.
Sadie’s parents, Willie and Korie, appeared in 2014’s God’s Not Dead, which made her a shoo-in for her role as Marlene, a student in the teacher’s class. She expressed her interest in acting, and the directors offered her a role in the movie. Shortly after, she was offered a part in I’m Not Ashamed.
The transition from reality TV to film was a little difficult for Sadie for one reason alone.
“Everyone says it must be easy, but it’s so different,” she tells ChristianCinema.com. “Of course, the camera doesn’t make me nervous because I’m used to it. But in a movie, the script is like your Bible. You must remember your lines exactly, and it’s hard for me to remember!”
Although venturing into a career one doesn’t know well might be scary for some, Sadie remains fearless because of the message her movies represent.
“I’ve never been fearful about sharing my faith. I’m secure in my beliefs. I even got a tattoo that says ‘fearless’,” she explains.
It may seem like Sadie’s family influences her views, but Sadie is just as outspoken about her faith as the rest of her family.
“Jesus gave his life for me,” she says. “And like Melissa [Joan Hart]’s character says in God’s Not Dead 2, ‘I’d rather stand with God and be judged by people, than stand with people and be judged by God.’”
Watch the trailer for God’s Not Dead 2 below and watch it in theaters on April 1st.
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