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Harrison Ford tried on SEVENTY-FIVE different hats for Yellowstone prequel 1923

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Harrison Ford tried on 75 different hat prototypes before choosing the proper headwear for his character Jacob Dutton within the Yellowstone prequel series 1923.

Costumer Janie Bryant discussed the 80-year-old actor’s transformation into the Dutton family patriarch in a latest interview with Variety.

‘It’s all about his hat,’ she stressed. ‘We made so many for him. All the several colours — trying the several creases, the several brims, the several crown heights.’

Options: Harrison Ford tried on 75 different hat prototypes before choosing the proper headwear for his character Jacob Dutton within the Yellowstone prequel 1923; Harrison seen on December 2

After sifting through the 75 different variations, she, Harrison and series creator Taylor Sheridan eventually agreed upon Jacobs’s light tan cowboy hat.

The hat, which Harrison could be seen wearing within the hit prequel series, was aptly named ‘The Jacob.’

‘Taylor can also be very specific concerning the sort of hat that he likes, too. There was numerous collaboration with Taylor, with Harrison, and myself, to create what I call the ‘Jacob,” she concluded.

In a recent sit-down with Deadline, Taylor detailed the lengths he went to to nab Harrison for the prequel — which marks the Star Wars alum’s first major television role.

Transformation: The series' costumer Janie Bryant discussed the 80-year-old actor's transformation into the Dutton family patriarch in a new interview with Variety; Harrison seen in 1923

Transformation: The series’ costumer Janie Bryant discussed the 80-year-old actor’s transformation into the Dutton family patriarch in a latest interview with Variety; Harrison seen in 1923

Chosen one: After sifting through the 75 different variations, she, Harrison and series creator Taylor Sheridan eventually agreed upon a light tan cowboy hat

Chosen one: After sifting through the 75 different variations, she, Harrison and series creator Taylor Sheridan eventually agreed upon a lightweight tan cowboy hat

He said that the Indiana Jones star flew right down to Texas in his private plane to debate the series, which hadn’t even been written yet.

‘I said, we’ll do that thing together. [Harrison] goes, can I read a script? I said, you’ll be able to when it’s written, nevertheless it ain’t written yet and also you got to commit to it now. I want to know who I’m writing for,’ Taylor recalled.

Taylor then explained his reasoning for casting his characters first before penning the show’s script.

‘I’m done wondering who I’m writing for,’ he said. ‘And I actually have to go attempt to chase the person I had in my mind and I am unable to get the person because they’re doing a little f***ing Netflix show. I do not do this sh** anymore.’

Frontrunners: In a recent sit-down with Deadline , Taylor detailed the lengths he went to to nab Harrison and co-star Helen Mirren for the prequel; (L-R) Helen Mirren, Taylor Sheridan, and Harrison Ford pictured on December 2

Frontrunners: In a recent sit-down with Deadline , Taylor detailed the lengths he went to to nab Harrison and co-star Helen Mirren for the prequel; (L-R) Helen Mirren, Taylor Sheridan, and Harrison Ford pictured on December 2

Taylor then told Harrison that’s he didn’t sign on to play Jacob, then he’d offer the part to Hollywood veteran Chris Cooper. 

After getting ‘two bottles of wine down him,’ Taylor eventually got Harrison to say yes to the role.

‘I got him on the plane as fast as I could, closed the deal and said, send me the subsequent one. Then got here Helen [Mirren], and same thing. Have a glass of wine,’ he explained.

Academy Award-winner Helen plays Cara Dutton, the wife of Jacob Dutton.

Academy Award-winner Helen plays Cara Dutton, the wife of Jacob Dutton; the pair pictured in 1923

Academy Award-winner Helen plays Cara Dutton, the wife of Jacob Dutton; the pair pictured in 1923

1923 premiered on Sunday with strong viewership on Paramount+.

A reported 7.4 million viewers watched the premiere episode, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter.

The episode – which showed Cara Dutton killing a trespasser and more – had 4 broadcast cable airings, three on Paramount Network and one on CMT.

Paramount claims the 1923 premiere delivered the largest cable premiere of 2022, though final numbers for Sunday’s telecasts will arrive from Nielsen on Tuesday.

‘Anchored by Taylor Sheridan’s incredible vision and the performances of legends Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford, we felt confident this next chapter of the Dutton Family origin story would resonate with audiences,” said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer at Paramount Streaming.

It's a hit! 1923 premiered on Sunday with strong viewership on Paramount+

It’s a success! 1923 premiered on Sunday with strong viewership on Paramount+ 

Viewership: A reported 7.4 million viewers watched the premiere episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Viewership: A reported 7.4 million viewers watched the premiere episode, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter

‘We’re thrilled with the record-breaking early response to the primary episode and may’t wait to introduce more audiences to this incredible journey of perseverance, heartbreak and adventure set amongst the backdrop of the Mountain West,’ she added. 

Added Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios, ‘The Yellowstone universe continues to interrupt records, with our latest chapter, 1923 scoring as probably the most watched premiere ever on Paramount+ and debuting because the #1 latest cable premiere of the 12 months on linear.’

‘Taylor Sheridan continues to tap a cultural nerve that has proven irresistible to viewers from across the country and around the globe, with this newest installment showing no signs of slowing down — proving yet again the ability of our franchise technique to fuel the longer term of Paramount+,’ he added.

Paramount claims the 1923 premiere delivered the biggest cable premiere of 2022, though final numbers for Sunday's telecasts will arrive from Nielsen on Tuesday; Harrison Ford seen with co-star James Badge Dale who plays John Dutton Sr.

Paramount claims the 1923 premiere delivered the largest cable premiere of 2022, though final numbers for Sunday’s telecasts will arrive from Nielsen on Tuesday; Harrison Ford seen with co-star James Badge Dale who plays John Dutton Sr.

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