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Faith Hill recently starred alongside her husband and fellow entertainer Tim McGraw in the Yellowstone prequel 1883, but the “Breathe” singer says she never expected to return to doing film and television following her role in the 2004 movie The Stepford Wives.
In director Frank Oz’s adaptation of Ira Levin’s 1972 novel of the same name, Hill portrayed “Stepford” wife Sarah Sunderson and starred alongside Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, Matthew Broderick and more.
During a Tuesday interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Hill told host Clarkson that initially, it was her music and raising a family that kept her from doing movies — but that her experience filming The Stepford Wives didn’t help.
“My career took off, no time, had babies, and I had done a couple of things,” Hill said. “I did Stepford Wives with an amazing cast. But it wasn’t the best experience, so I said I will never ever, ever, ever, ever do another one, a movie.”
Asked why her experience filming The Stepford Wives wasn’t her favorite, Hill responded, “Because it’s so long. The waiting, for me …”
“It’s hurry up and wait,” Clarkson agreed.
“I cannot,” Hill said. “I have to be busy, doing stuff. Then I did an independent thing called Dixieland [in 2017]. I read a lot of scripts over the years, but nothing hit me or the timing wasn’t right.”
Then she read the script for Taylor Sheridan’s 1883.
“The script was so well-written,” Hill said. “I had honestly never read anything like that. So we made the decision to do it.”
In 1883, Hill portrays Margaret Dutton, while McGraw portrays Margaret’s husband, James Dutton, great-grandfather of Yellowstone character John Dutton.
During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hill explained why she and McGraw decided not to rehearse at home together before getting to set.
“It seemed to work, because Tim still surprised me when we were working together — he did things as James I didn’t expect from him,” she said. “I needed that in order to be as natural as possible.”
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