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Tim McGraw says Faith Hill had to 'force' him to shower while they were filming '1883'

May 22, 2022, 00:20 IST
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at Paramount's Upfront event on May 18, 2022.David M. Russell/CBS via Getty Images
  • Tim McGraw said Faith Hill had to force him to shower while they were filming "1883."
  • McGraw told Variety that he wanted to stay in character, but Hill told him he smelled bad.

Tim McGraw said Faith Hill "forced" him to shower while he was staying in character for "1883," the prequel to drama series "Yellowstone."

The country singer and actor spoke to Variety's Marc Malkin on Wednesday for the outlet's "Just for Variety" podcast. McGraw and Hill, who have been married since 1996, played a husband and wife heading west in search of a better life after the Civil War.

McGraw said he didn't shower because he wanted to stay in character, but Hill made him bathe because of his smell.

"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," McGraw said. "She's like, 'I don't care about Method [acting]. You stink!'"

Avoiding the shower wasn't the only thing McGraw did to prepare for the role. The singer told Variety that his beard grows out completely white, so he had to keep it dyed for the show. He also said he put on 10 pounds while filming the limited series "just to look more like the part."


"To show up and put on these tight jeans and have this big dark, dyed beard, and have the script in my head and trying to remember words, I just didn't feel comfortable at all. It was tough to do," McGraw said.

The couple went through a lot while filming the Paramount+ series. Hill also told Malkin on the podcast that filming the show's bathtub scene, in which her character is shown shaving her husband's beard, "was tough, although [the crew] made it comfortable." McGraw also told People in December 2021 that his wife slapped him way harder than he was expecting during a fight scene.

"There was 25 years of pent-up aggression going on! When you see it on screen, you realize it was a genuine hit," McGraw told People at the time, reportedly in a joking tone.

The fifth season of "Yellowstone" will air premiere on November 13, Deadline reports.

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