1883 Isabel May Revealed Shocking Facts On Her Role As Elsa Dutton!!

While the fans are craving for her comeback in 1883 Isabel May revealed a shocking fact about her role as Elsa Dutton. Here is all we know. 

1883 Isabel May
Credit – Tvline.com

Before Yellowstone, the Dutton family navigated a lot of hurdles showcased in 1883. James (Tim McGraw) and Margaret Dutton (Faith Hill) relocated their family to Montana in the nineteenth century. Elsa Dutton (Isabel May), who narrates every episode of 1883 Season 1, is the voice of their trip. 1883 Isabey May as Elsa Dutton turned out to be a fan-favorite character with her incredible performance and jaw-dropping narration.

On April 14, May spoke with The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast about her work in 1883. May claimed that she recorded all 10 episodes before filming them, including the audio narration.

Read More – Taylor Sheridan Reveals Why There Will Be No Second Season Of 1883!! 

Before filming, 1883 Isabel May narrated the series!!

Around May, Yellowstone founder Taylor Sheridan erected 1883. May had tried out for Sheridan’s The Mayor of Kingstown but was unsuccessful. On the other hand, Sheridan was inspired by her to develop the part of Elsa Dutton. 

Elsa was reciting the narrative by the time he concluded in 1883. May’s problem was that she had to conduct the narration before she arrived on location.

1883 Isabel May
Credit – cheatsheet.com

1883 Isabel May noted on Awards Chatter, “So I performed the ADR for all 10 episodes in a day before we ever filmed anything.” “I was thinking, ‘Oh, I’m not ready yet…’ I need a bit more time to get this dialect and voice down pat. Of course, being in character and finding out how we’re doing earlier would have been such a pleasure.

Isabel May had another chance to narrate ‘1883,’ but not all of it.

Additional dialogue recording is referred to as ADR. In the industry, it’s interchangeable with “voiceover.” ADR can also imply dubbing dialogue into a scene. May was promised that her initial 1883 recording was merely a test, but she can tell that part of it is still in the show.

“I was promised it was temporary,” May explained. “Now, I know that it used part of the interim voiceover.”

May would re-record portions of her narration as she filmed 10 episodes of 1883. After portraying Elsa, she was allowed to act in a few sequences.

1883 Isabel May Made a Shocking Revelation As Elsa Dutton!! 

Elsa has a Southern accent that differs from May’s. She claimed it was inspired by the role played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in Cold Mountain. May has also received training on horses and with firearms. She wasn’t quite Elsa yet, but she was getting there.

“However, do you know what?” May said. “You must always be prepared.” So I entered with weapons drawn. I was all set to depart.”

The live-action filming for 1883 was equally perplexing. May shot Elsa’s death and still had half a season left to film. She was, however, ready to know where she stood in the plot.

May explained, “That was, once again, memorization.” 

“I had her entire life written out for me, from the beginning of the series to the finish (sorry, spoiler warning) of the series. So I knew every detail, everything I’d need in each scene I’d previously planned. That is my responsibility. That is an actor’s duty. Therefore, actors always come prepared.” 

1883 Isabel May
Credit – Screenrant.com


While Yellowstone fans have embraced 1883, the insertion of a narrator has divided opinion, with some fans rejecting it and others believing Elsa was an amazing addition.

Yes, this youngster is a wonder not only as a performer, but her narration of 1883 should earn her an Emmy,” one Twitter user remarked. The storyteller is excellent.”

Read More – Tim McGraw Reveals A Shocking Update On Upcoming 1883 Bonus Episodes!! 




Leave a Comment