The 1883 star looks back at his fondly remembered experiences on the limited-run series now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Just in time for the home video release of 1883 — and our giveaway of two Blu-Rays of Taylor Sheridan’s widely acclaimed prequel to Yellowstone — we caught up with series star LaMonica Garrett to talk again about the epic drama.
Since completing his run as Thomas, the resourceful ex-slave and former Buffalo Solider who helps his friend and companion Shea Brennan (Sam Elliott) lead settlers on a perilous wagon train journey, Garrett has co-starred in The Terminal List, an eight-episode Prime Video thriller about a Navy SEAL obsessed with avenging fallen comrades, and signed on for another Taylor Sheridan opus, Lioness, a series about a top-secret CIA program. But he graciously took time from production on the latter for our wide-ranging conversation.
Garrett spoke with us about his time in the saddle for 1883, his on- and off-screen friendship with Sam Elliott, and why he agrees that, all things considered, Thomas may have enjoyed the limited-run series’ happiest ending (along with his beloved Noemi, played by Gratiela Brancusi).
And if you listen closely to the wink-wink, nudge-nudge hint he gave us near the end of our tête-à-tête… Well, unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that Thomas will be popping up in the forthcoming 1883: The Bass Reeves Story. But maybe, just maybe, we haven’t seen the last of LaMonica Garrett riding tall.