Faith Hill On Filming Intimate Scenes With Tim McGraw For Yellowstone Prequel, 1883: “It Was Really Uncomfortable For Me Personally”

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are have been a country music power couple for decades.

They’ve done it all in the music industry, and they’ve both branched out into the world of film and acting separately over the years.

But now that they’re co-starring as James and Margaret Dutton, the great-grandparents to John Dutton (Kevin Costner) in Yellowstone’s upcoming prequel, 1883, they’re having to work hard to find a balance between their marriage in real life and on screen.

They recently sat down with People Magazine to talk about some of the challenges they’ve faced working together in this capacity for the first time, with a cover shot that had the internet in a frenzy saying that the couple looked unrecognizable.

Personally, I thought it pretty much looked like a touched-up version of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, but I digress…

For Faith, she says the hardest moment on set was actually a scene where she and Tim take a bath together:

“It was really uncomfortable for me personally because I’m a very shy person in that type of situation.

I obviously feel comfortable with my husband, but this is different. For intimate scenes, I feel like that belongs to us.”

I feel like that would so strange to do in front of people for the reason that, even though you’re both professional actors, obviously everyone watching you knows that you’re married in real life.

Being directed on how to move and what to do, but not actually do anything, on camera with your actual husband must be so odd. And to make everyone feel a little bit more comfortable with the scene, Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan closed the set that day, which Faith says:

“Turned out to be beautiful.”

And to further draw a line between work and home, they don’t even talk about or practice their scenes together until they’re on set (except maybe the bathtub scene), so they have a more authentic relationship as characters and actors, more so than husband and wife.

Of course, for as many love making scenes as I’m sure we’ll see when the series premieres in just under two weeks, there’s been a couple fights, too.

Tim says it’s been rewarding to work with the love of his life, but that Faith hasn’t missed an opportunity to let out some pent-up aggression from their 25 years of marriage:

“It’s been incredible to do scenes together and to watch her work. We had this scene where she has to slap me.

I was expecting a finger slap but it was a paw to the jaw. There was 25 years of pent-up aggression going on! When you see it on screen, you realize it was a genuine hit.”

And the best part of it all is that they recently celebrated that 25 year milestone on October 6th, during the time they were filming.

Except, things looked a little bit different this year in terms of their normal anniversary celebrations:

“I was hauling ass in a carriage through a river. That was our big celebration!”

Here’s a little bit more of their interview:

The official trailer for 1883:

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