Although Elliott himself only played a cowboy, he explained that he was familiar with the ranching lifestyle after working on the Paramount+ series in Texas. “I was hanging out with families — not men — but families,” the Sacramento native said. “Big, long, extended, multi-generational families that made their living and their living consisted of being cowboys. And boy, when I saw that I was like, ‘What is this? Where are we in this world today?'”
Maron acknowledged Elliott’s disappointment, but added: “I don’t know if that’s the biggest problem to solve.”
“It’s not the biggest problem, but for me it was the only problem,” Elliott insisted. “I mean, Cumberbatch never left his f-king chaps. He had two pairs of chaps, a wool pair and a leather pair. He was riding, maybe once – he was walking into the fucking house, stormed up the fucking stairs, lay in bed in his leggings and played the banjo.