LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10: Actor LaMonica Garrett from Paramount+’s ‘1883’ attends Deadline Contenders Television at Paramount Studios on April 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Deadline Hollywood )
TV - Movies
Are LaMonica
Garrett And The
Cast Of 1883
Friends In
Real Life?
As the origin story for the wildly popular "Yellowstone," "1883" follows the 19th-century Dutton family as they embark on a treacherous journey across the Wild West. During an exclusive interview with Xoop, LaMonica Garrett — who played former Buffalo Soldier Thomas — revealed whether he and the "1883" cast have remained friends since the series ended.
Like the characters they portrayed, the "1883" cast was put through the wringer, spending significant time at a "cowboy camp" where they were taught to ride, wrangle, and shoot, among other skills that were necessary for the 19th century. That shared experience bonded the actors for life, Garrett explained.
Garrett said, "From the time we got to cowboy camp, we all had this close bond. We were there together. It was us against the world. We were moving around every couple of weeks from different ranch to different ranch. None of us went back home to our families. ['1883'] was our family for five or six months — and when you spend that much time with people, you become extremely close."