Tim McGraw Praises Faith Hill’s Cowgirl Grit on ‘1883’ Set

by Jonathan Howard

We are so close to the premiere of 1883 and there is so much to be excited about. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for instance. The husband-wife duo star in the origin series.

It has to be fun to work with your significant other on such an awesome project. While the two usually make a living singing and writing songs, they aren’t strangers to the camera. However, this is the first television series that either of them has taken part in.

For Tim McGraw, it is fun seeing his wife at work with him. “The season is the journey,” the lead actor said to Entertainment Weekly. Along the way on that journey, there has been a lot of hands-on work. If you are going to be on a Yellowstone series, you better know how to ride a horse.

“To see my beautiful wife on horseback, firing guns, and having dirt all over her face, I just sit in awe.” This is their first time acting on the same set, so it is a new experience for both of them. “She’s a strong woman, anyway. Taylor [Sheridan] 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.'”

Those are the words of a wise and loving husband. The only thing you have to fear is your own beloved.

Jokes aside, this series is going to be so fun. Fans love seeing the animal work on Yellowstone and should appreciate that same type of work in 1883. Seeing Faith Hill and Tim McGraw ride horses, shoot guns, and make their way across the United States to their future homestead is going to be full of action and fun.

‘1883’ Filming ‘Was Brutal’ Early On

According to Sam Elliot and Tim McGraw things on set weren’t always fun and games. The set of the Western story was not kind in the first month. While the actors are experienced and used to working on a variety of sets, it got extreme early on.

Sam Elliott said, “the first month was brutal. It was 100 degrees and not easy.” While McGraw followed that up with, “it’s super dusty and super hot.”

“There’s no way around it,” McGraw said. “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.”

Viewers will tune into 1883 to see if those Duttons can survive the journey. It will not be easy, but that’s going to be what is so entertaining about the show. Things are going to get underway very soon.