‘1883’ Star Faith Hill Says She Feels Like She’s Actually in 1883 While Filming

by Leanne Stahulak
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Pictured: Faith Hill as Margaret and Audie Rick as John of the Paramount+ original series 1883. Photo Cr: Emerson Miller/Paramount+ © 2021 MTV Entertainment Studios. All Rights Reserved.

We’re just one short week away, Outsiders, from the premiere of “1883.” We’ll soon have a chance to immerse ourselves in this historic world, just like the cast members did.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill lead the cast as James and Margaret Dutton, who are traveling west to begin the story fans know from modern-day “Yellowstone.” The married couple will be joined by Sam Elliott, Isabel May, Billy Bob Thornton, LaMonica Garrett, and even Tom Hanks.

Earlier this week, Hill and some of the other “1883” stars sat down with Parade to talk about what filming was like and what fans can expect from the show. At one point, Hill mentioned how the conditions the cast members endured helped the show feel even more real.

“The entire storytelling process is remarkable because the depictions of the hardships are so authentic,” Hill told the outlet. “It feels like we’re living that life and actually in 1883.”

The best stories transport you into a new life or a new world. We’ll get a little bit of both in “1883,” with most of the events taking place post-Civil War. And in a place few of us truly understand the rich history of.

“1883” promises to be chock-full of action, chaos, confrontation, loss, rebirth, and true human growth. We’ll see a family dynasty begin out of insurmountable hardships. And all of it was made possible by the grand vision of creator Taylor Sheridan and the efforts of cast members like Hill and McGraw.

‘1883’ star Faith Hill Talks Filming Conditions on Set

Earlier, in November, “1883” star Faith Hill and other cast members sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about filming for the show. They filmed in Texas during the late summer, suffering brutal weather conditions. And circumstances not too far off from the time period the show’s set in.

“You learn how to pick a tree, squat down, and do your business,” Hill said when explaining how she became “quite comfortable” with the cast and crew pretty quickly. She also talked about how the wardrobe erased any fantasies she had about 1800s fashion.

“Although it looks amazing, it’s terrible. I think I have a few ribs floating around in my body,” the “1883” star said about wearing a corset. Though she’s filmed other shows and movies before, this has definitely been a transformative experience for Hill.

“This is real work. I was raised by Edna Earl and Ted Perry. And they believed the best way to teach a child was to get your hands in the dirt. That’s basically this in a nutshell,” Hill revealed. “I think so many actors are drawn to Taylor’s writing because he is portraying the story in a way that was lived. I gained so much respect for cowboys.”

Make sure you don’t miss out on these historic cowboys next Sunday, Dec. 19, on Paramount Plus.

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