As we continue to await the November premiere of Yellowstoneseason five, a number of actors and actresses from the show have continued to weigh in on the personality and heart of their character.
And for the latest example, Kevin Costner has given us a deeper look into the character of John Dutton, a character that is stone cold, and doesn’t give away too much about himself.
In a recent interview with ET,Costner discussed season five, and considering he’s 67-years-old, if he’ll ever hang his hat and cut ties with the show (he also joked he believed the world was flat at one time).
However, perhaps the most intriguing part of the whole interview is when he goes in-depth about John’s relationship with Beth.
When asked if Beth will calm down in Season 5, Kevin says absolutely not… she’s still that tornado:
“No, he even admits that that’s the part that he maybe even envies… that she’s so wild and free. It’s frustrating, sometimes embarrassing, it’s trouble but on the other hand he envies that kind of freedom.
Maybe she will lose the wild streak but she just doesn’t seem to.
She has a guilt about something, that was also the love of his life, his wife, but he’s never laid that on her in any way. Also, she’s my daughter, and there’s mystical bonds between.”
And when it comes to Jamie, Kevin says that the show might not be around anymore if John and Jamie all of the sudden started getting along:
“Probably the show would end… there would be nothing to play against. I don’t like drama in my own life, personally, I don’t like it. Some people seem to thrive on drama, so my dysfunctional family really disturbs me, I can walk away from it.
We’re not always privy to where the story is going quite honestly.”
Although John would like to be:
“I don’t know how it ends, but I would like to… I’m gonna end it if it doesn’t end. I’ll go until I’m not interested.
I’ll go ’til it doesn’t feel were interesting. Right now we have out foot on the gas and that feels ok to me.”
Is the end in sight?
It seems like Taylor knows where the story is going, even if the cast doesn’t, but Taylor has already admitted that he won’t drag it out to collect a check. However, when Kevin says the foot is on the gas right now, he isn’t lying.
Yellowstone is the biggest show on cable right now and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.
Season 5 is set to premiere on November 13th.
Kevin Costner’s Father Told Him ‘Yellowstone’ Was A “Naughty Show”
Believe it or not, Papa Costner apparently wasn’t a fan of the show in the beginning.
I never would’ve guessed…
With the premiere date of season five of Yellowstone looming, The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg recently sat down with Luke Grimes (Kayce Dutton), Kelsey Asbille (Monica), Kevin Costner (John Dutton), Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton), and Cole Hauser (Rip) for a full interview from the Chief Joseph Ranch in Darby, Montana, which portrays Yellowstone Ranch on the show.
Costner kicked things off by discussing why we don’t see a lot of great westerns anymore:
“They’re really hard to make. From a western standpoint, the reason why there’s so many bad ones is because they don’t realize how complicated it was.
Westerns aren’t based just on the gunfight, they’re based on literature of how people lived their life and how they spoke with each other, and danger that was involved in an area without any level of protection that we know today in this particular century…
If you make a western, and you don’t acknowledge those abilities, those random acts of violence that occurred out here, I think that’s why they can miss the mark.”
Costner also hilariously weighed in on his dad’s reaction from the beginning of the show, up to this point:
“My dad passed away this year, my mom too within seven months of each other, took a big interest in my career, and he said, ‘You’re gonna lose your audience fella.
That is a naughty show. They’re gonna drift away son… You mark my words that’s naughty.
And I just look at my dad and say ‘Oh my God.’ And a few years later he goes ‘The nurses wanna know how it ends.’”
As Kelly Reilly pointed out, the late, great Mr. Costner wasn’t wrong about it being a “naughty” show per se, but Kevin sure as hell didn’t lose his audience. If anything he may have even further cemented his legacy as one of the best to ever do it.