‘Yellowstone’ Star Wendy Moniz Says Jen Landon Was ‘Breaking Everyone’s Heart’ in This Scene

by Leanne Stahulak
Paramount Press

After the “Yellowstone” Season 4 finale aired this past Sunday, Paramount Network decided to air the whole season all this week.

Last night, “Yellowstone” fans watched Episodes 7 and 8 of the new season. The show’s official Twitter account highlighted one moment from each episode when they notified fans that each was starting on the Paramount Network. For Episode 7, they chose a GIF of Teeter (Jen Landon) imploring John Dutton to keep her on the ranch.

“I was the first one up in the morning, and the last to be done,” Teeter says in the GIF.

Fellow “Yellowstone” co-star Wendy Moniz commented on the show’s Teeter post. Moniz plays Governor Lynelle Perry on the western, so she and Landon don’t really have any screentime together. But Moniz still appreciates Landon’s craft and dedication to her character, especially in this scene.

“@TheJenLandon breaking everyone’s heart! She’s just the best,” Moniz wrote on Twitter.

The “Yellowstone” star isn’t wrong. This scene from Season 4 really tugged at everyone’s heartstrings, especially when Teeter ended up getting to stay at the ranch. Her awkward hug with Rip Wheeler just melted everyone and showed a side to Teeter that we haven’t seen before. We likely won’t see too much more of that kind of emotion from Teeter anytime soon. So, it was nice to see Landon’s range as she explored this hidden depth of her character.

‘Yellowstone’ Star Jen Landon Compares Teeter to Beth Dutton

Speaking of different sides to Teeter, “Yellowstone” star Jen Landon opened up a bit more about her character on the show’s official podcast earlier this week. Host and co-star Jefferson White talked to Landon about Teeter’s strength and how that strength seems similar to Beth Dutton’s.

“I had been talking a little bit before the podcast about Teeter being a strong character, and we were agreeing that Teeter is a strong female,” Landon said. “But she’s nowhere near as strong as Beth. Beth is, for me watching it, so ironically female in this really wonderful way. That I as a person really like watching as well. Because it’s very powerful, but it’s very feminine in this very traditional way.”

Why does that make Beth stronger? Perhaps because we’ve actually seen Beth go through more struggles that required her to be physically and mentally strong. But White offered another explanation.

“Beth leverages her femininity as a weapon. She uses it as a weapon to get what she wants from her enemies,” White explained. “And Teeter takes a very different tactic. Teeter kind of leverages her masculinity. Or in some ways, how she’s a dude, and she’ll punch you in the face before she’ll talk it out.”

This clears things up a bit. Each woman definitely exhibits strength, but they take different approaches to express that strength.