Tim McGraw Reveals The Shocking Reason He Has Never Seen the Movie ‘Four Christmases’ (And He’s In It!)

Tim McGraw, who released an expanded version of his album Here On Earth earlier this year, is also an accomplished…


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December 3, 2021


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Tim McGraw, who released an expanded version of his album Here On Earth earlier this year, is also an accomplished actor, having appeared in films such as Tomorrowland, The Blind Side and Flicka.

While he’s had the chance to star alongside some of the biggest names in the business, McGraw still isn’t 100-percent comfortable watching himself on the big screen. In fact, during an interview with KMLE in Phoenix, the superstar shared that he has never even seen the movie Four Christmases, in which he appears alongside Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn.

“I’ve never seen Four Christmases. Never seen it. I saw the trailer and I’m like, ‘oh, I’m never, I can’t look at myself like that for an hour and a half, two hours, heck no,’ ” McGraw explained. “I don’t even like to hear myself, much less look at myself.”

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Released in 2008, Four Christmases found McGraw playing the role of Dallas, the immature younger brother of Vaughn’s character Brad. The Louisiana native took his role very seriously and ended up gaining 25 pounds to play the part.

“The funny thing about this movie was it was an amateur UFC Cage fighter, and you see ’em on TV and they’re all cut and muscular,” McGraw told GAC in 2008. “But I thought this guy is a redneck amateur, so it’s not gonna be guys that look like that that’s back there doing it. So I thought I’ll look like a strong guy, but a little overweight and kinda backyard, a having-a-few-beers-and-jump-in-the-cage sort of guy. And I show up and Favreau is a pretty big guy, and he had been working out like crazy, so he was all cut and svelte and everything else. So I show up and I’m the fat guy on the set.”

Four Christmases - Tim McGraw
Four Christmases – Tim McGraw

After his role, McGraw vowed to get fit and he’s been on track with his diet and exercise ever since.

Soon, Tim McGraw will make his much-anticipated debut as James Dutton in 1883, the prequel to Yellowstone.

See a sneak peek of McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill, in 1883 HERE

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.