Tim McGraw embraced Method acting on ‘1883,’ but Faith Hill demanded that he shower: “You stink”

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill both wholeheartedly embraced the 19th century pioneering lifestyle as co-stars in the Yellowstone prequel 1883, but Tim just might have gotten a little too comfortable in character.

“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,” he says in a recent installment of Variety’s Just for Variety podcast.

“She’s like, ‘I don’t care about Method. You stink!’” Tim continues.

Playing the role of James Dutton on the show also caused Tim to temporarily change up his appearance a little bit, which posed its own set of challenges. “When I grow my beard out, it’s completely white,” he reveals. “So the hardest part was keeping that thing dyed.”

That meant he was rocking a different look at his shows, which he played whenever he got breaks from set.

“So showing up and doing a [concert] and having this big old beard on, and I’d put on like 10 pounds during the filming of the show just to look more like the part,” he says. “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 a tough thing to do.”

But Tim was fully committed to embracing the world of 1883. He’s previously detailed other things he did to prep his character work, including going to “cowboy camp” with the rest of the cast.

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