Tim McGraw was tasked to tell something to his wife Faith Hill before they began shooting their Paramount Plus show 1883, and it wasn’t easy.
Faith talked with actress Courtney Cox in Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series presented by Apple TV+, and Cox asked Hill if she had to stop shaving her armpit hair to be period-accurate. Faith said she did and that series creator Taylor Sheridan called her and her husband in advance to tell her to stop shaving before shooting began.
Hill recalled, “That was really difficult, and Taylor actually called my husband. We were at a wedding, our nephew’s wedding, and he said, ‘Who’s gonna be the one to tell your wife that she has to stop shaving under her arms?’ And I’m thinking, ‘What? We’re at a wedding. Can this wait?’ He goes, ‘No, stop tonight.'”
Faith didn’t want to do it and asked if she could tape fake hair under her armpits for the show, pointing out that some of the men in the series wore fake beards, but the suggestion was rejected.
Cox noted during the conversation that she wouldn’t be able to do it, saying she gets laser hair removal on her armpits. Hill replied, “I don’t laser, but I may now, so I never have to do that again. It really grossed me out; I have to say.”
Faith did say that she respects women who choose not to shave their armpit hair, but it’s just something she personally disliked doing. She offered, “All due respect to those who love that, and all that freedom, woo! But for me, personally, I just don’t like it.”