We were thrilled to find Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor at MovieGuide’s, latest coverage on Nicole’s story leading up to her production of newly released faith-based films such as Catching Faith 2! Here are all the inspiring details you may have missed!:
Former Victoria’s Secret model Nicole Weider left the mega-popular lingerie line years ago and now acts and produces faith-based movies that edify her faith in Jesus. Her latest project? CATCHING FAITH 2.
Weider told Faithwire, “When I read the script, I was really moved by the strength of the family despite a turn of events, and how they relied on God and each other to get through it. I also thought that the script was inspiring and entertaining, and a movie that the entire family can enjoy.”
So excited to share that the movie I executive produced and played a wedding planner in titled “Catching Faith 2” releases on September 3rd on DVD and online streaming! 💛 pic.twitter.com/hXR7vzYQGq
— Nicole Weider (@NicoleWeider) July 12, 2019
Weider is a parent and wife herself, perhaps a big reason why she’s passionate about cultivate family-friendly content options. She often shares about her faith on social media.
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“It’s fine because it’s fun.” . Ladies, I speak from experience. When I was younger, (and in my early 20s) I definitely went with what the “cool” Hollywood crowd was doing. I was going to the latest nightclubs, partying with celebrities, staying up too late, and not taking care of myself. I really only wanted to have a good time and “live it up.” Because of my decisions, it caused me heartbreak, depression, and other losses. No matter how fun, or exciting- sin and the consequences of it ALWAYS catch up. . I am actually thankful there wasn’t social media when I was a teenager. There was only AOL instant messenger. (Does anyone remember that? 😆)I probably wouldn’t have used it in the best way, and would have definitely followed the crowd in pursuit of only having a “good time.” With social media comes a huge opportunity to do good, but can also can lead to not good choices. As believers we have to be diligent about what we choose to look at, engage with, and partake in. . I want to send a gentle reminder that the next time you hear a friend, or perhaps even from yourself, justifying a behavior because something is “fun,” remember that our choices always catch up. Of course being a believer doesn’t mean our lives have to be boring, (and in fact my life IS really fun, and very fulfilling.) But just to know that having “fun” and following the crowd can sometimes have negative consequences. . DOUBLE TAP if you know you can have more fun living for Jesus! 🙌🏼
Onlookers might ask what the driving force in Weider was leaving a well-paying modeling career. Weider clarified that question in an interview with Faithwire.
“I realized that being a model was truly not what it was cracked up to be. I felt degraded, that I was never ‘perfect’ enough and being judged only on my appearance was hurting my self-esteem,” Weider said.
“I wanted more for my life,” she continued. “I rediscovered my faith that I had as a little girl, and it changed my life because I was passionate about using my gifts for God instead of the empty modeling industry.
In addition to CATCHING FAITH 2, Weider is executive producing a movie starring Denise Richards and John Schneider titled SWITCHED. The SWITCHED script won the Kairos Pro Prize®!
“Our film is a fun, lighthearted faith-based film that has a message of forgiveness and friendship with mainstream appeal,” said Weider.
Watch the Catching Faith 2 Trailer here:
The premise of SWITCHED aligns with Weider’s Christian lifestyle website, “Project Inspired,” that encourages women to know their purpose and use it to glorify the Kingdom of God.
For Movieguide®’s review of the first CATCHING FAITH, click here