‘1883’ Highlights How Important Faith Hill Is Among Cast

by Leanne Stahulak
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“1883” star Faith Hill received a shoutout from the show’s social media account earlier as we get closer to that Season 1 premiere date.

The Taylor Sheridan show and “Yellowstone” spin-off hits Paramount Plus on Dec. 19. The cast, aside from Hill, features her husband Tim McGraw, Sam Elliott, Isabel May, LaMonica Garrett, Marc Rissmann, and Eric Nelsen.

Hill and McGraw will star as Margaret and James Dutton, the descendants of modern-day John Dutton. Viewers will see how the legendary Yellowstone Dutton Ranch came to be and the struggles the family endured to get to where they are today.

Earlier today, the official “1883” Twitter account counted off the number of weeks until the premiere and sent a special message to Hill.

“We’re so lucky to have @FaithHill in our cast. #1883TV premieres in three weeks on @ParamountPlus,” the caption read.”

Only three weeks to go until we see the dynamic country singing couple on screen. Some fans were skeptical about the casting choice, but based on the trailer alone, it looks like McGraw and Hill know what they’re doing.

Especially since “1883” isn’t Hill’s first rodeo in acting. She starred in “The Stepford Wives,” “Dixieland,” and sporadic episodes of “Promised Land” and “Touched by an Angel.”

Hill’s husband McGraw has appeared in even more television shows and films over the years. From “Flicka” to “The Blind Side” to “Friday Night Lights” to “Tomorrowland,” McGraw’s seen a fair amount of screen time.

But for “1883,” it looks like the husband and wife will have to dive deeper, pull more emotion forward for the tumultuous journey their characters take together. Although the longtime couple wouldn’t have it any other way.

‘1883’ Star Faith Hill Opens Up About Shooting the Show

Earlier this month, the cast of “1883” sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about the show so far and what it’s been like to put it together. One thing that stuck out to Faith Hill was how Taylor Sheridan made the cast endure the same lifestyle as their characters while filming.

“That’s why so many actors are drawn to Taylor’s writing because he is portraying the story in a way that was lived,” Hill said. She also mentioned becoming “quite comfortable” with the cast and crew pretty quickly. “You learn how to pick a tree, squat down, and do your business.”

Hill’s husband, Tim McGraw, admired how his wife really threw herself into the project. She didn’t make a fuss about getting dirty, riding horses in corsets, or having to pee behind a tree.

“To see my beautiful wife on horseback, firing guns, and having dirt all over her face, I just sit in awe. She’s a strong woman, anyway,” McGraw told the outlet. “Taylor said early on to me, ‘Man, you’ll just get on that horse. You’re not scared of anything.’ I said, ‘I’m scared of one thing. She’s right over there.'”

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