1883 actor LaMonica Garrett just posted some incredible photos of his “view from the office.”
He’s on the set of the upcoming Yellowstone spinoff. The actor is playing a key role in the drama. He plays the right-hand man to Sam Elliot’s guide character. Garrett seems to be having a fantastic time getting to work in the great outdoors.
“Today’s view from the office…” he wrote.
The TV epic is being filmed over multiple locations in Texas and Montana as it follows an early generation of Duttons and their guides taking the dangerous journey west with a wagon train.
Garrett and the rest of the 1883 cast are a part of the expanding Yellowstone universe. The show, created by Taylor Sheridan, is sure to be a hit if it’s anything like Yellowstone.
‘1883’ Star Faith Hill once Described Why Fans like Sheridan’s Westerns
The Western genre is often considered a genre of the past, but Taylor Sheridan is really changing that. One of the stars of the upcoming series, country icon Faith Hill, described why Sheridan’s westerns have such a draw for those in the industry.
Hill explained in an Entertainment Weekly interview that for many actors, It’s all about Taylor Sheridan’s need for authenticity. He likes to bring entire casts and crews out into the middle of nowhere just like it would be if you were actually traveling on a wagon train.
“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. Because of this, she became “quite comfortable” with the other people on set during filming. It’s not like there’s many amenities out there in the wilderness. “You learn how to pick a tree, squat down, and do your business.”
The Conditions this Summer Weren’t Easy
In Texas, the conditions were apparently very difficult to work in. Probably a similar climate to what the early generation of Duttons would actually have to travel in.
“It’s super dusty and super hot. There’s no way around it. At the same time, it’s like every kid’s fantasy to do something like this, to put your chaps on, your cowboy hat, and your gun holsters every day. Then you get on a horse and try to survive this journey,” Tim McGraw, country icon and star of the upcoming series told the publication.
While these sort of difficult locations certaintly aren’t for every actor, they’re definitely for those looking for a rough and more authentic experience than one that could ever be achieved in a studio. If you’re looking forward to 1883, the first episode of the series comes to paramount + on December 19th.
In the meantime, if you’re a Yellowstone fan, you can check out our podcast on the series.