‘1883’: Faith Hill Opens Up About Getting Cast as the Dutton Family Matriarch Margaret

by Katie Maloney

Faith Hill recently shared how it feels to be cast on one of the most anticipated shows of the year, “1883.”

Obviously, “Yellowstone” is a great show. The writing is incredible, the landscapes are gorgeous and the acting is beyond words.

But there’s another reason why we love the show: it’s female characters. We can’t think of another show that features complex, layered, powerful women the way “Yellowstone” does. Characters like Beth Dutton, Monica, and Teeter, are all given the space to be uniquely and powerfully themselves. Even a character we love to hate like Willa Hays is incredibly smart, confident, and intimidating.

And “Yellowstone” fans can thank the show’s co-creator, Taylor Sheridan, for that. His ability to write female characters that break the mainstream mold is pioneering. So, landing a role in any of Taylor Sheridan’s projects is exciting for actresses. Country music star, and now also an actor, Faith Hill recognizes this.

Faith Hill recently announced that she’s been cast in the “Yellowstone” prequel series “1883.” Hill will star alongside her husband Tim McGraw as the Dutton matriarch, Margaret. The prequel will follow the current Dutton’s ancestors as they make their way through the Great Plains to the west. During a recent interview, Hill talked about what it feels like to be one of the powerful women portrayed in the “1883” series.

“This is the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Hill. “The Duttons are a formidable family, and it is an absolute dream to bring such a strong female character like Margaret Dutton to life. I am humbled and honored to work with Taylor and his entire team.”

Faith Hill Makes Her ‘1883’ Casting Announcement on Social Media

Country music star Faith Hill shared her ‘1883’ casting news with her fans via social media yesterday. She shared a Boomerang video of herself peaking out from behind the show’s first script. She also shared an up-close photo of the script.

Along with the video and photo, Hill wrote, “Finally the day has come when I get to share some exciting news with you! I will be playing Margaret Dutton, the original matriarch of the Dutton family in the Yellowstone prequel 1883. Just wait, you have never seen anything like this!”

Both friends and fans of Faith Hill expressed their excitement in the comments below Hill’s video. Country music icon Martina McBride wrote, “Yesssssss!!!!!!!!” Actress Rita Wilson wrote, “You know I cannot wait for this!” Chris Stapleton‘s talented wife Morgan wrote, “THIS IS THE BEST NEWS!!!! I am so excited!!!!” Haley Hubbard, the wife of Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, wrote “Can’t wait for this!!”

Even the official “Yellowstone” Instagram account gave their nod of approval. They commented on Hill’s post with three flame emojis.