‘Yellowstone’ Star Kelsey Asbille Opens Up About History Working with Taylor Sheridan: ‘I’d Follow Him Anywhere’

by Thad Mitchell
(Photo Credit: Yellowstone Gallery, Paramount Network Press Center, Viacom)

Kelsey Asbille, who stars on the hit Paramount Network series “Yellowstone,” has a history working with the show’s creator, Taylor Sheridan.

On “Yellowstone” Asbille plays Monica Dutton, the wife of Kayce Dutton and mother of Tate Dutton. Monica is a Native American who grew up with the Broken Rock Tribe on the reservations. She later becomes part of the Dutton family when she marries Kayce Dutton. Though she’s not so fond of her father-in-law, John Dutton, and the “Yellowstone” Ranch, she follows Kayce, eventually moving into the ranch’s lodge house. Season four saw Monica and her young family move back to the reservation after an attack on the “Yellowstone” Ranch. She and Tate both struggle to overcome the incident, which triggers Kayce to relocate the family. Monica and Tate begin to emotionally heal once back at the reservation. Kayce has also taken to the Native American Culture and season four saw him go on a vision quest.

Asbille has a long working history with “Yellowstone” creator and writer Taylor Sheridan. In a recent podcast appearance, the actress talks about her relationship with Sheridan and why she enjoys working with him. She tells her co-star, Jefferson White, that she’s proud of what “Yellowstone” has accomplished through four seasons.

“I guess it all started with Taylor,” she says. “I worked with him on ‘Wind River,’ and he’s made such an impression on me and my career and also my life. When he sent me the script for ‘Yellowstone’ it was kind of a no-brainer. I would follow him anywhere.”

Asbille was also the perfect fit for the role of Monica Dutton, and she really brings the complex character to life. Monica is a complicated character with numerous layers, and the veteran actress appeals to a wide-ranging audience in the role.

‘Yellowstone’ Season Four Finale Starts New Storyline For Monica

It was a wild season four for Kelsey Asbille and Monica Dutton from the very get-go. Within the first five minutes of the season four premiere, Monica faced a life or death situation.

Attackers advanced on “Yellowstone” Ranch in an effort to wipe out the Dutton family. Monica and Tate took refuge in the lodge only for attackers to break in. While Monica and one of the ambushers struggle over a gun, Tate shoots and kills the man. Both mother and son are devastated after the event and Monica proclaims the ranch to be evil. Kayce makes the wise decision to get his family away from the ranch.

Now a new storyline is developing for the young family as Monica reveals that she is pregnant with Kaycee’s second child.

It will be interesting to follow this development in the upcoming fifth season and beyond. With Kayce’s successful vision quest could come new meaning to his life. “Yellowstone” fans are excited to see what comes next for the family.