Piper Perabo joined “Yellowstone” in episode 5 of season 4, and she easily fell right into the action. She started out her run as Summer Higgins by organizing an animal rights protest in front of the Farming Commission building. The whole thing included face blood, and eventually, Kayce arriving with guns drawn. John had to come and deescalate the entire situation before someone got hurt; he ended up having the protesters arrested, though, including Summer.
John could tell that Summer was the organizational brains behind the operation; he took her on a tour of the Dutton ranch in an attempt to show her their ideologies weren’t so different after all. With a common enemy in Market Equities, is it possible John and Summer will form some kind of tentative truce?
In conversation with Taste of Country, Piper Perabo spoke about her character and her experiences on “Yellowstone.” Specifically, she spoke about what it was like working with an intimidating co-star.
“My first day with Kevin [Costner],” she said, “he’s a real movie star, and so when you do a scene with somebody like that, you have this whole history of film that you see. You know, ‘Bull Durham’ and ‘Dances With Wolves’ and ‘Field of Dreams’. Just so many films that are kind of in your mind the first moment you see him. It’s a little confusing.”
Perabo had great praise for the “Yellowstone” star, though, saying, “But he’s such a good actor, and he’s directed so many films that you get down to the work really quickly, because he’s so calm and steady.”
‘Yellowstone’: Piper Perabo Describes ‘Crazy’ First Time On Set
The “Yellowstone” set is well and truly mind-blowing on television. One can only imagine it has to be even more amazing seeing it in person. While talking to ScreenRant about her new role on “Yellowstone,” Piper Perabo detailed what it was like to drive up on set for the first time and see the Dutton ranch.
“It’s really cool,” she started. “I felt like I understood the geography of the ranch from watching the show. It’s so bizarre when you first drive up the road that comes to the ranch because you can’t see the barn. You go over a hill before you come up where the other buildings are. And so from the road, can’t really see anything.”
Perabo told ScreenRant that she thought the set would be like other movie sets, where everything is spread out and doesn’t make much sense geographically, but instead, “What’s crazy about driving onto the ranch is that it’s all real. It’s real, and they play it real. You can walk from the horse stalls over to the bunkhouse and then walk up to John’s house. And it’s amazing to see it all there for real.”