For those who frequent the Hallmark channel, there is a high chance you might’ve seen the latest show, Ride. For those eager to learn more about this show, we have some exciting news in store for you! We have an exclusive interview with Beau Mirchoff, who stars as Cash McMurray in the show! We’re eager to talk to Beau about his role as Cash, his thoughts and experience with the film and cast members, and more. Because the show is already released, if you’re planning on reading this interview and haven’t had the time to watch the show, this article will actively avoid any spoilers regarding the film. For those planning to watch before reading this article, we highly recommend watching it first. And now, onto this interview and its refresher.
For those who typically watch the Hallmark Channel, there is a high chance you’ve possibly watched Ride back in March. For those who require a refresher, Ride is a neo-Western, television series that stars Nancy Travis as Isabel McMurray. She is the matriarch of a rodeo dynasty trying to save her ranch. The show aired on March 26th, starring the talents of Nancy Travis, Tiera Skovbye, our interviewee Beau Mirchoff, Sara Garcia, Jake Foy, Tyler Jacob Moore, and other supporting cast members. The show is currently up to nine episodes, and accompanied by the tagline “Never Let Go”. This show has been an interesting one.
For those curious about Ride‘s origins, this series was written by Rebecca Boss, Chris Masi, and Sherri Cooper-Landsman in June 2022. With the genre focused on neo-Western, the show was shot in Calgary, Alberta in Canada, and released through the following production companies: Blink49 Studios, Seven24 Films, and Bell Media.
Here’s what’s interesting about this show, however. Contemporary Western, or neo-Western, is a sub-genre of the Western genre. This genre includes certain contemporary settings and Old West themes, combining them to form something new. How to best discover what can be used to identify a neo-Western show are three indicators; morals guided by the audience or character to determine what is right and wrong, the search for justice, and the universal theme of how consequences will come with actions.
Here is some information on Beau Mirchoff! From the young age of 13, Beau first started as a child star. Upon moving to Los Angeles and pursuing education in acting school. He eventually auditioned and became a cast member for the show Desperate Housewives as Danny Bolen. You might also recognize him in other roles, such as The Grudge 3 as Andy, CSI: Miami as Jared Hatch, The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex as Dominic, Aquarius as Rick Zondervan, Awkward. as Matty McKibben, The Fosters as Jamie Hunter, Now Apocalypse as Ford Halstead, and Good Trouble as Jamie Hunter.
We first asked Beau how old he was when he started acting. Beau answered that he was around 13 at the time. He explained how he followed his sister to an audition. Beau stated that he talked to the casting director, and the director spoke with his mother and encouraged Beau to take acting classes. From there, Beau started his acting career. When asked what inspired him to jump headfirst into this career, Beau laughed and said he had no idea.
Beau mentioned that his mother might be a contributing factor. Beau explained how she threw him into almost everything to see what would stick. He also explained that at the time, he enjoyed acting, but he was self-conscious as a child. Beau spoke about how hard he worked at it but mentioned how he wasn’t naturally the best at it. He continued to work on acting as a career, but he didn’t know if it was something he wanted to do for his entire life. His thoughts changed when he went to acting school in Los Angeles, and he fell in love with acting ever since.
We also asked about his acting ability, and how he evolved between Desperate Housewives and Ride. Beau laughed and said it was supposed to get easier, but it doesn’t. Beau mentioned how he’s more open with what will happen in the moment, and has noticed he works much more intuitively now. He stated how he used to do ‘x’ amount of hours and work alongside a rigid schedule back then. Now, this schedule is far more fun and creative. Beau states that he’s more open to the more impulsive, being in the moment and acting now.