Tim McGraw talks about his role in ‘1883’ and the ‘rewarding experience’
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Taylor Sheridan’s “Yellowstone” universe is expanding!
Paramount+ recently announced that Oscar winner Helen Mirren and critically acclaimed actor Harrison Ford will star in “1932,” the next installment in the “Yellowstone” origin story. The highly anticipated prequel follows the record-breaking performance of “1883,” which features country legends Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill.
In ‘1883,’ television fanatics saw James Dutton (Tim McGraw), Margaret Dutton (Faith Hill) and Elsa Dutton (Isabel May) escape poverty by traveling from Fort Worth, Texas to Montana with settlers to create a flourishing life.
The upcoming “Yellowstone” origin story will introduce a new generation of the Dutton family. It will explore the “early 20th century, when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition and the Great Depression plagued the Mountain West and the Duttons who inhabit it,” according to a press release on the frenzy. coming.
Since speculation began swirling about Mirren and Ford playing the country couples character in the spin-off, McGraw sat down with Big Machine Label Group (May 31) to discuss his role and what it was like. to compete in Paramount’s most-watched title.
‘1883’ becoming a worldwide phenomenon comes as no surprise to the ‘Humble And Kind’ singer, as he told BMLG that the entire cast gave it their all while filming the show.
“I learned that you can work very tired because that beat us pretty well. It was a lot of hard work, but it was such a rewarding experience,” he said confidently. “I think more than anything, the hard work of the crew, the hard work of the actors, I learned that it’s one of those things that you can’t show and expect to be good. You have to put the work into it, and you have to put your heart and soul into something like this.
McGraw firmly believes his role as James Dutton in “1883” made him a better performer.
“I’ve always felt like I’ve done that with every project I’ve ever done, but I also think every project I’ve done outside of music has made me a better musician,” he added.
Despite the long hours of filming and tough undertakings in nature, the label asked what they would miss most about playing the father figure on the hit TV show.
“Mmmm…probably not talk as much, because it was a man who said a few words, and I kinda like that,” he said with a laugh.
“1883” was the first time McGraw and Hill acted together. Before the two took on the roles of James and Margaret Dutton, they knew the series would be a difficult project to undertake.
“I remember we were sitting on our patio, and I looked at Faith, and I said to her, ‘Once we sign [the contract], we’re not the boss anymore,” the hitmaker told NPR WBEZ Chicago. “We’ve been hired. It’s going to be very hard work.” And it was: it was 14 hours a day, six days a week, and we got probably three hours of sleep a night.
Once the paperwork was signed, the husband-wife duo packed their bags and headed off to “cowboy camp.” During the practical training, the actors learned the basic principles of “pioneer life”. McGraw revealed he was comfortable saddled on a horse, but riding a wagon left him inebriated.
“I grew up in Louisiana and my stepfather was a cowboy, so I could ride a horse before I could walk. But wagon driving was something completely different. I had never done that before, and Faith had to do it the most,” he shared with the outlet before going into detail about a tough scene.[Faith] was driving this wagon across the river, and it was probably 36 degrees outside, freezing cold. I was up to… my waist and on the horse in the water. And it was probably 3:30 in the morning, and it was our 25th wedding anniversary when we did that scene,” he concluded.
While it’s unclear if McGraw and Hill will make a return to the small screen, “1932” will premiere in December 2022. The highly anticipated series will stream exclusively on Paramount+.