'1883' star Tim McGraw's castmate leaves fans speechless discussing 'Yellowstone' prequel shoot with country artist: 'He'd toss me off'!
2024/04/01

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Eric Nelsen, an actor starring in the "Yellowstone" prequel "1883," recently opened up about his experience working alongside country music star Tim McGraw. Nelsen plays the character Ennis, a young cowboy enamored with James' daughter Elsa Dutton, portrayed by Isabel May. The actor revealed that McGraw, who portrays James Dutton, treated him like a son on set, but also enjoyed throwing him off and maintaining the friction between their characters. Nelsen also spoke highly of McGraw, describing him as a great friend and someone he looked up to.

Nelsen wasn't the only one impressed by his co-stars.

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LaMonica Garrett, who plays Thomas, spoke about his experience working with Sam Elliott, stating that he was initially nervous but found Elliott to be warm and easy to work with. Garrett and Elliott quickly developed a brotherly bond that translated well on screen.

The cast of "1883" underwent intensive cowboy training to ensure authenticity in their roles. They learned how to ride horses, cut cattle, rope, and shoot guns. According to Nelsen, this training was not only crucial for the show but also a fun bonding experience for the cast.

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Overall, Nelsen and Garrett praised creator Taylor Sheridan for his commitment to authenticity and specificity in portraying the Western lifestyle. They believe Sheridan's personal connection to the world of cowboys and the American West adds depth and realism to his storytelling. Nelsen concluded by remarking that working on "1883" taught him that nothing is impossible, and he feels hopeful about his future.

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