You’d think 1883 star Faith Hill wouldn’t be so shy on-screen with her real-life husband.
But it seems Hill wasn’t that comfortable filming the “intimate moments” between husband and wife on 1883, the Yellowstone prequel set for premiere later this month. What seems so authentic and effortless in real life with husband Tim McGraw isn’t easy to duplicate in front of cameras.
People magazine did its cover story this week on Hill and McGraw, with the headline “Our Love Carried Us Through.” There’s Hill with her new, curly hairstyle. And McGraw is sporting a beard. Presumably, that’s all about their 1883 characters. The magazine devoted its cover to one of the best loved couples in country music primarily because of the time peg. The new series 1883 premieres on Paramount+ Dec. 19. It’s like a Christmas gift from Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan to all fans who would like to know how the current, complicated Dutton clan came to be.
Hill portrays Margaret Dutton, wife of James (McGraw). They were the great grandparents of Kevin Costner’s John Dutton.
So about those love scenes between John Dutton’s great grandparents. One was awkward. But Hill’s explanation wasn’t. You have to be in the right mind et to share your love with millions of viewers. Her issue was taking a bath with McGraw in front of a camera crew.
“It was really uncomfortable for me personally because I’m a very shy person in that type of situation,” Hill told People. “I obviously feel comfortable with my husband, but this is different. For intimate scenes, I feel like that belongs to us.”
Outsiders, you can check out Hill’s other comments about 1883, along with the new cover, here. And Hill also uses her Instagram account to share video clips from the new series.
A Quarter Century Before 1883, There Was a Plate of Dumplings and Cornbread
Yes, those intimate moments always will belong to the two extraordinary entertainers. The two met by chance at a Nashville radio seminar in 1994. But they fell in love in 1996 as they prepared for McGraw’s Spontaneous Combustion tour. And yes, the love was a lot like what the tour suggested.
McGraw won Hill over with a simple gesture. He made some chicken and dumplings. And he brought a plate to her house, without telling her beforehand. Of course, he also brought cornbread. That’s how he was raised.
“He knocked on my door, and he had a bowl of homemade chicken dumplings,” Hill said of her future husband in a 2016 interview with Bobby Bones. “He said, ‘I made these myself. They’re homemade from scratch.’ He had the bowl covered in aluminum foil, and he had a spoon and a fork on top of the bowl. He said, ‘I didn’t know if you liked to eat your dumplings with a spoon or a fork.’”
The two married in October 1996. They’re the proud parents of three grown daughters. Now, they’re telling the compelling tale of 1883, how the Duttons journeyed from Texas to Montana in hopes of a better life.