Yellowstone’s Kelly Reilly Praises Lainey Wilson’s Acting: “I’d Been Thinking You Were Doing It Forever”

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We’re gearing up for the release of Yellowstone Season 5, set to premiere on Paramount Network on November 13th, and country music’s own Lainey Wilson is officially joining the Kevin Costner, Cole Hauser and the rest of the Yellowstone cast.

Her music has been featured on the killer soundtrack, and she even performed a little acoustic set at the real life Dutton Ranch in Darby, Montana.

But acting? That’s a whole new endeavor for the rising country star.

In an interview with CMT, she detailed the experience, shooting with Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton), and here preliminary nerves:

“I’m completely new to all of this. I feel like I fish out of water.”

Although, Kelly Reilly, who plays the fierce Beth Dutton on the show, called Lainey a natural:

“On the first episode when we were filming, Kelly Riley told me, ‘Had you not told me that this was your first time, I’d been thinking you were doing it forever.

I took that as a compliment. I mean, she’s one of the best actresses in the entire world.”

Needless to say, Lainey is having a blast. And at t he end of the day, treating her acting like she would her music… there has to be some meaning behind it, some emotion:

“I can’t just learn my lines. There’s got to be an emotion that’s connected to it. I have to be in the moment.

So, if I’m reading lines back and forth, I need it to sound just like me, and you were having a conversation. That’s really hard, but I love it.

I’m having a lot of fun.”

Watch her perform live from the Dutton Ranch:

Lainey Wilson Says Kelly Reilly Is “One Of The Nicest People I’ve Ever Met”

Lainey Wilson has quickly made a name for herself as arguably the best up and coming country artists in the game right now, and definitely one of the best personalities in all of modern day country music.

Along with her quick rise in popularity amongst all sorts of country fans, it’s landed her a spot in the most popular TV show in America right now, Yellowstone. 

She made the announcement last week, as Taylor Sheridan chose her to play a musician named Abby for Season Five of the hit show.

Wilson told The Highway:

“This is the first time I’ve said it out loud. So this is my first interview since we announced, this is my first time I’m sayin’ it, I’m gonna be a co-star on season five ‘Yellowstone.’

You know, she’s gonna be a musician and so I get to play my songs too, it’s perfect. Taylor Sheridan, the writer and producer of the show, called me back in February and was like, ‘I’m creating a character specifically for you.’

And I’m like, ‘Thank God and thank you Taylor Sheridan. It’s a blessing.”

With that being said, Wilson went further in-depth as to how she got the role of “Abby” while being interviewed by ET:

“They’ve put three of my songs on the show so far, and they’ve just been good to me. They were a fan of my music and they did that for me.

Then Taylor Sheridan the writer and producer, reached out to me in February, which I’ve become friends with him a few years from that, he called and said ‘I want to create a character specifically for you,’ and I said ‘You sure you want to do that?’ 

I’m gonna get to be a musician, so I’ll be able to share more of my music on the show. He (Taylor Sheridan) told me.”

As far as her favorite character goes… it’s Beth Dutton.

Fierce and intimidating, Beth Dutton takes no prisoners… but according to Lainey, Kelly Reilly (the actress who plays Beth) couldn’t be more opposite:

“She was already my favorite but after meeting her and hanging out with her, she’s actually one of the nicest people I’ve ever met in my entire life, which was shocking, because she is tough mama jama… she will cut you.

“But she told me, she was like, ‘I was hoping you’d be my first friend on the show.'”

From a hit making country singer, to a Yellowstone actress.

Just stacking that resume up a mile high.

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A beer bottle on a dock