Faith Hill and her husband Tim McGraw are starring in the new series 1883 which is the prequel to “Yellowstone.”
Before filming began Hill, 54, got an unexpected request from director Taylor Sheridan. He actually called McGraw to break the news to Faith because he was worried about her reaction to his request.
In order for the series to be authentic Taylor requested that Hill stop shaving her armpit hair.
“That was really difficult, and Taylor actually called my husband,” Hill explained. “We were at a wedding, our nephew’s wedding, and he said, ‘Who’s gonna be the one to tell your wife that she has to stop shaving under her arms?’ And I’m thinking, can this wait? He goes, ‘No, stop tonight.'”
Devoted to being a good actress Hill agreed but was not happy about it.
“It really grossed me out, I have to say,” she said. “All due respect to those who love that, and all that freedom, woo!”
The filming schedule lasted six months which Faith described as “severe” and “grueling.” She added that working with her husband Tim McGraw and the cast made “the experience extraordinary.”
“I went through a little bit of a depression, I have to say, for a couple of weeks I was just really sad,” Hill spoke about wrapping up production. “There was something about that schedule too that was severe and grueling but it became so much a part of our lives for almost six months.”
For years Hill has wanted to work with her husband and when this project came up they jumped on it.”We’ve been asked to do things together before, the reason for this one, this particular one, was because of the material, we couldn’t pass it up. It felt like a blessing, we felt so lucky, honestly, to have that fall into our lap,” she continued.
McGraw also dove in during filming by cutting back on his hygiene and doing grooming habits of the time period.
“There were a few times that my wife forced me to take a shower while we were shooting, because I wanted to stay in character as best I could. She’s like, ‘I don’t care about Method. You stink!'” he admitted.