the Yellowstone Role, 1923It’s only two episodes, but the prequel has already been proven to be a huge hit Paramount + With the series premiere setting a huge record for the streaming service. Fans tune in each week to see what’s next for this generation of the Dutton family as well as others who are part of the Yellowstone farm world including Rainwaters. But for Amina Nieves, who plays Teona Rainwater in 1923, the role of a young Native American woman taken from her reservation and sent to a Catholic boarding school in North Dakota, it wasn’t nearly an audition for the hit series at all. talk with e! NewsNevis said she initially told her manager that she would not audition for the series.
“I didn’t want to do that,” she said. “I actually told my boss I wasn’t going to experience that. It’s such a burden and you open up so much when you actually live in what your family lives. Because of their strength and because of what they’ve done for us, I didn’t have to live through it the exact same way that they did.”
in a 1923, viewers watched Teona and the other young woman at the boarding school get abused by the nuns as well as the priest in charge, especially Teona who took some severe abuse. Nevis explained that she eventually decided to audition for the role and ended up relying on her family for support.
“I used to talk to my mom a lot,” she said. “I didn’t feel almost entitled to tell this story because it’s so important. It’s scary when you’re telling something that’s been a part of you since you were just a thought, because you were a little ray of light in the universe. It’s terrifying.”
She continued, “After the third self-tape, I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t get the third self-tape. I couldn’t get through it. I was screaming. I was like, I need to do this, not just for me, but I looked at my mom on the other side and said , “I have to do it for her.”
What is the 1923 About?
1923, the next installment in the Dutton family origin story, will introduce a new generation of Duttons led by patriarch Jacob (Ford) and mothers Kara (Merryn). The series will explore the early 20th century when pandemics, a historic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression all plagued the Mountain West, and the Duttons who call it home.
In addition to Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, 1923 Also starring Darren Mann (“Animal Kingdom”), Michelle Randolph (“Snow White Christmas”), James Badge Dale (“Hightown”), Marley Shelton (“Scream”), Brian Geraghty (“Big Sky”) and Amina Nevis (“Blueberry”), and Jerome Flynn (“Game of Thrones”).
1923 Streaming now on Paramount+.