The stars of Paramount+ newest series ‘1883’ sat down with The Knockturnal for an exciting premiere weekend in Las Vegas.
Tim McGraw stars as James Dutton and follows his family as they leave Texas and journey to Montana to plant roots and build what would later be the Dutton empire in ‘Yellowstone’.
Tim stars opposite his wife Faith Hill and said they like to keep their work separate when they go home.
“We know our lines and we run our lines and do our stuff on our own but we don’ run them together because we want them to be really fresh when we do scenes together,” he said. “We’re married, we’ve been married 25 years.”
“But I can’t imagine spending five months, shooting this, six days a week, 12 hour days, in the elements that we’re in, without having her. It just makes everything better, simpler, easier, and certainly makes it a lot better going home at night,” Tim added.
Faith said her husband is quite the prankster on set, and reflected on a moment during filming where she had to slap her husband – and she delivered the blow harder than anticipated.
“He’s a softy!” Faith joked. “I didn’t realize I slapped him that hard, but oh my, it was fun.”
Isabel May plays Tim and Faith’s daughter Elsa Dutton and said she’s still taking in the reality of this role.
She said she started sweating “really really hard” when she got the call that she got the part.
“I didn’t know what to think,” Isabel said. “I have delayed reactions, I’ve always been that way, so I was kind of perplexed. Then I pretended it hadn’t happened. Then I started receiving the scripts. It wasn’t until stepping on set though, that I actually embraced what was about to happen,” Isabel said.
LaMonica Garrett plays cowboy Thomas and Sam Elliot’s right-hand man and said it was a culture shock to get into the cowboy mindset.
“I’ve never been on a horse, getting after it like that, never been in boots that long, but Taylor [Sheridan] bringing us out to cowboy camp three weeks before we started shooting settled every nerve and it resonated,” LaMonica said.
‘1883’ premieres December 19 on Paramount +.