Tim McGraw on How He Asked Longtime Friend Tom Hanks to Guest Star on ‘1883’ {LISTEN}

Tim McGraw just wrapped up filming the Paramount+ Yellowstone prequel 1883.

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The hit show is in season one and already scored some high profile guest stars, including Tom Hanks.  Hanks played the role of U.S. Civil War General George Meade in episode 2 of the series, and it turns out Tom and his wife Rita Wilson are real life friends of Tim & Faith. 

According to Tim, “We’ve been friends for such a long time. We’re family friends forever. Our kids are friends, Faith and Rita are best friends,”

Despite their friendship, Tim knows that Tom is an in-demand, two-time Oscar winner, so he says, “It was pretty spectacular for Tom Hanks to show up and do the scene… to ask him to do this scene and he says, ‘Sure, I’ll be there. Tell me when,’ was just so incredible.”

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