Samantha Highfill
June 01, 2015 AT 05:05 PM EDT

In Texas Rising, the ongoing miniseries from History, Bill Paxton and Ray Liotta portray the events that led to the formation of the Texas Rangers in the 1800s. In doing so, the actors had to look the part, which meant old-timey costumes, old-timey facial hair, and of course, old-timey weapons. But neither actor is a stranger to period pieces.

Both Paxton and Liotta have had a long career in the business, so when they stopped by our New York office, we had them talk about their First & Worst in the entertainment industry. (Spoiler: fake beards stink.)

Additionally, we have an exclusive clip from episode three of Texas Rising, which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on History:

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