‘1883’ Star Tim McGraw Jokes He Doesn’t Want To See Sunrises ‘For a While’ After Filming

by Courtney Blackann
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With the Taylor Sheridan “1883” premiere looming, fans are patiently waiting to see what drama will unfold in the “Yellowstone” spinoff. The drama series premieres on December 19. It will star Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as James and Margaret Dutton respectively. While the crew has been busy filming the drama, they’ve also been putting in a ton of hours. This is something that McGraw says he’s ready for a break from.

The country music artist and actor says if he doesn’t see the sunrise for awhile, that’s alright with him. The grueling hours spent on set – which were often a remote part of Montana with real wagons – the actors were all ready for a break. However, the gritty prequel is sure to be just as exhilarating as its “Yellowstone” counterpart.

In a recent interview with Deadline, McGraw opened up about his experience on set and how he’s looking forward to no more early mornings.

“The most challenging thing has been, I’m a musician, and I’ve seen more sunrises in the last four months than I care to see for the rest of my life,” said Tim McGraw, who plays the ancestor of Kevin Costner’s John Dutton. “I guess I’ve seen a few sunrises as a musician, but those were self-inflicted sunrises. I don’t want to see any more sunrises for a while.”

And we don’t blame him – Taylor Sheridan knows how to keep things super realistic. So we’re sure the whole crew was ready for a break.

Further, there will be some pretty awesome cast surprises in “1883.”

Both Tom Hanks and Billy Bob Thornton agreed to small roles on the show after some convincing.

Tom Hanks Joins “1883” Cast

Fans may be excited to learn that the two actors will join a super star cast. This is as the original Duttons’ story unfolds. Recently, McGraw shared his thoughts on Tom Hanks joining the cast and adding his presence to the series.

“Tom and Rita and Faith and I have been friends for a really long time,” McGraw told USA Today. “We’ve tried to do some things together that never worked out. So when this little cameo was there I called him up and said, ‘There’s this cool part…I hate to ask, but…’ and he said, ‘I’m in. Tell me when and where and I’ll be there.’ The emotion in that scene was pretty authentic.”

If you’re as invested in “Yellowstone” as we are, you’re most definitely not going to want to miss this prequel to the series. The cast and crew, along with the writing/production team have shown that this series will be all it’s hyped up to be – so we suggest you watch on Sunday.