'It grossed me out': Faith Hill reveals the one thing she HATED in '1883' role
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have both commented about going to great lengths to make their parts in '1883' genuine. McGraw, for instance, acquired a beard and gained around 10 pounds to play the role of James Dutton on the show. Faith Hill claimed that it was "very difficult" for her to grow out her armpit hair for her role in '1883.' During a recent interview with Courtney Cox for Variety's 'Actors on Actors' series, the country singer discussed how she changed her personal grooming habits to play a woman in the nineteenth century on the drama series.
In fact, while Hill was at a wedding, series creator Taylor Sheridan called to inform her that she could no longer shave her armpits. Taylor actually contacted her spouse because it was so terrible. They were at their nephew's wedding when he said, 'Who's gonna be the one to tell your wife that she has to stop shaving under her arms?' she recounted. "And I'm thinking, 'What? We're at a wedding. Can this wait?' He adds, 'No, stop tonight.'"
Hill also feels that women should have personal independence in their self-care practices. She conceded, "All due respect to those who love that, and all that freedom, woo!" But she personally does not like it. Because she has laser hair removal treatments, Cox claims she would not have been able to grow out her armpit hair. "I don't laser, but I may now, so I never have to do that again. It really grossed me out, I have to say," Hill said. She went on to say that it creeped her out. Hill stated that she proposed putting artificial hair beneath the armpits while filming, but her proposal was denied.
Hill and her husband, Tim McGraw, appear in the western drama, which is a prequel to the phenomenally successful Yellowstone series and follows the Dutton family as they travel over the Great Plains in search of a better life in Montana. Around the time of the season finale of '1883' in February, Paramount+ revealed that the original nine-episode series will not be finishing there. Tanya Giles, ViacomCBS Streaming's chief programming officer, confirmed that fresh episodes are in the pipeline. Giles emphasized how the amazing plot and stellar performances in 1883 had created tremendous new Paramount+ records. "We look forward to bringing fans even more of the Duttons' origin story," he said.
Faith thanked Taylor in the same interview for assisting her in overcoming one of her greatest fears—horses. It was a little concern because she plays the matriarch of a family who moved west for a ranching life in '1883.' Faith reported that following the birth of her second child in the early 2000s, she went horseback riding on her horse Bandit, but Bandit took off with her one-day on the farm towards the barn, which she says is something "you should never allow your horse to do, run to the barn." Faith complimented '1883' for helping her regain trust in horses. "I learned so much during the process of the 'cowboy camp,' is what Taylor called it, and thank God for it," she said.