1923’s Harsh Winter Riding Conditions Proved Challenging For Darren Mann

While both Darren Mann and Brian Geraghty told Taste of Country about the challenging combination of old cowboy gear against Montana winters, it’s debatable if the two actors would have had a better time on the set of the first prequel series, “1883.” While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, “1883” stars Tim McGraw and Sam Elliott noted that filming during some blazing temperatures in Texas presented its own unique challenge. While McGraw commented on the dusty nature of their filming location, Elliott told EW “The first month was brutal. It was 100 degrees and not easy.”

Fans of the series may remember Elliott’s character, Shea Brennan, sporting a wool jacket over a vest and shirt. So the fact that he wore it during triple-digit weather is unbelievable. It’s also a testament to series creator Taylor Sheridan’s aim at authenticity with his show’s worlds. Sheridan truly did bring his realistic vision of the wild west to life in “1883,” and “1923.” And for what it’s worth, that type of authenticity has greatly helped Mann with his performance as Jack Dutton. He further told Taste of Country, “That authenticity helped me to react instead of act, so it’s all a blessing.”