If you have watched Yellowstone for any length of time, then you know Beth Dutton’s behavior can be a bit much sometimes.
In fact, Kelly Reilly, the actress who plays the daughter of John Dutton in the Western drama, says that she spends a lot of time apologizing for her character’s behavior.
She talks about it on The Official Yellowstone Podcast, which dropped on Thursday. This episode is titled The Frontier Is Female and has Reilly, Kelsey Asbille (Monica Dutton), and Jen Landon (Teeter) on here, too.
For our purposes, let’s see what Reilly says.
“I have a lot of fun playing Beth, so massive amounts of fun,” Reilly says. “I do spend a lot of time in advance apologizing to my fellow actors that I’m about to grease fire. But they know what they’re getting into so they’re getting paid for it so it’s fine.”
As we left Yellowstone when Season 4 wrapped up, Beth got married in a hurry to Rip Wheeler, played by Cole Hauser. Her father John, played by Kevin Costner, wasn’t too keen on the quick ceremony. Heck, when he finds out that Beth kidnapped a Catholic priest for the service, he reminds his daughter that they are not even Catholic.
Oh, she also had another showdown with Jamie Dutton, her brother, played by Wes Bentley. It led to her making a prison visit. It led Jamie to kill his biological father Garrett, played by Will Patton.
Right now, Yellowstone is showing reruns from its first four seasons on the Paramount Network. This probably will continue until Season 5 rolls around later in 2022. It also gives fans time to see Beth Dutton in all her glory throughout Season 4.
‘Yellowstone’ Actress Says Taylor Sheridan Would Not Allow Her To Hold Back
So, wait a minute. Are you telling me and us, Outsiders, that Kelly Reilly would want to hold back on Beth’s outbursts?
But it is Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan who will not let her do so?
Reilly talks about this also with co-star Jefferson White on the show’s podcast.
She admits that her attempts to “soften” Beth’s character got nixed by Sheridan.
“Taylor doesn’t let me hold back,” she says. “If I try to soften her in any way, in those moments, he would pull me aside and ask me what the hell I was doing. It’s very clear what my instructions are. And within that, it’s by pushing the boundaries quite to an extreme level that you see the truth of something.”
Reilly plays Beth with a sense of raw, honest characterizations on Yellowstone.
It turns out that some people just don’t like to hear truths in the way that she presents them.