Kelly Reilly Admits She Isn’t Always A Fan Of How Taylor Sheridan Writes Beth Dutton: “Sometimes I Wish For Something Else For Her”

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When it comes to Yellowstone, Beth Dutton is one of the most relentless, volatile characters in the whole show.

Of course, this is the reason why she’s so beloved, as well as hated, by Yellowstone fans around the world.

Sometimes I wonder if the actor who plays brutal roles like this tends to not agree with the script that the show’s writer gives from time to time.

With that being said, Kelly Reilly, who plays Beth on the show, is finally giving us some answers to that.

According to Insider, Reilly discussed her opinions on the scripts she receives in a featurette that is in the DVD release of Yellowstone season five part one.

Although the interview was conducted before anybody knew season five was going to be the last, and before the writers strike, Reilly gives some good insight about her opinion of the script.

She first notes that she isn’t aware of the future of her character until Taylor Sheridan hands her the script, saying:

“I’m coming to it almost the same as the audience. I mean, I have my hopes and thoughts for the character. Also, as I’ve played her for over five years now, I feel like I know her so well, but I’m still learning.”

She also added that at times, she isn’t a huge fan of what her script reads:

“There are still things that I read and I didn’t expect, or sometimes I wish for something else for her, but that’s the same as the audience.

We’re all sort of beholden to the vision of the storyteller and we serve the story. Who knows what’s going to happen? I find that exciting as an actor.”

I’m sure the big bucks make it a lot easier to agree on what the script reads, no matter if you’re a fan of what it says or not.

Nevertheless, Reilly’s opinion is the perfect example of how not all cast members love everything their character is about.

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You Can Rent Rip’s Cabin At The Real Life Yellowstone Dutton Ranch

Imagine somebody using your house to film a widely popular television show, and then all of the sudden people start showing up in your driveway to take pictures of it.

Pretty wild, huh?

Well, that’s pretty much how it goes for the owner of the real life Dutton Ranch.

Located in Darby, Montana, The Chief Joseph Ranch (the real name of the ranch) is an operating ranch that Yellowstone uses to film. They have horses and cows, and sell hay… but for a couple months every year, owner Owner Shane Libel allows his home to be turned into a set.

And now,Yellowstone is giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the real life Dutton Ranch, featuring commentary from Shane himself, as well at a look into the transformation from set decorator Carla Curry.

And the best part?

You can actually rent a cabin on the property.

That’s right people, if you’re a fan of the show Yellowstone, you can actually spend the night on the Dutton Ranch.

While you can’t stay in the Dutton home itself, the Chief Joseph Ranch does rent out two cabins on the property: the Ben Cook Cabin (which is Rip’s cabin in Season 1 and Casey’s cabin in Season 2) and the Fisherman’s Cabin (which is Lee’s cabin in Season 1 and Season 2).

The Ben Cook Cabin

Rip Wheeler Cabin

The Fisherman’s Cabin

Lee Dutton Cabin

Each cabin sleeps 8 guests and has a full kitchen and a grill.

You can contact them on their website to find the availability, but right now, you’re going to have to book them well in advance. With the show still filming each year, we might be looking at a pause on the rentals.

I mean, look at this place:

Man oh man, could you imagine? That’s some bucket list stuff right there.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our Yellowstone The Soundtrack Playlist, featuring every song from every episode, all the way through the mid-season finale of Season 5.


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