“He’s killed before. He’s deeply hurt,” says Yellowstone‘s Jamie Dutton actor, Wes Bentley, days before the Season 4 premiere.
If there’s one thing we hope for Wes Bentley, it’s that fans interacting with him can separate the actor from his greasy role. Audiences love to hate adopted Dutton son Jamie, and he gives plenty of reasons to do both.
But the events of Season 3 saw Jamie finally cross that “irredeemable” line for many fans. So much so, in fact, that a large portion of viewers believe he orchestrated the hits on his family. Or at least the one against his father, John Dutton (Kevin Costner).
Jamie was the only Dutton to emerge unscathed, after all. But is he truly capable of killing his own family? Even if they aren’t his flesh and blood?
“He’s killed before. He’s deeply hurt. It’s possible,” Wes Bentley tells TV Insider with the Season 4 premiere now days away.
In his chat with the trade, Bentley promises the two-hour premiere will reveal a whole lot about these assassination attempts. Fans expecting to learn everything within the first hour of the two-hour premiere, however, will need to lower their expectations, he says.
Rest assured, however, that “In that first hour especially, it’s an energy level we don’t always have in the show,” the Yellowstone actor continues. Considering the amount of vigilante violence taking place on the regular in the show, we must be in for one hell of a ride come Season 4’s premiere episode.
Wes Bentley: Jamie is Looking for ‘Actual Familial Love’ in ‘Yellowstone’ Season 4
The Jamie Dutton actor also adds fuel to the fire by citing that his character is “looking for what he didn’t get out of the Duttons: actual familial love.”
And only the twisted sort of man Jamie has become would search for such a thing in his even-more-twisted biological father, Garrett Randall. Randall comes to life via Will Patton, who Bentley says is an idol of his. For the actor, the all-encompassing attention Patton’s Randall gives to Jamie is exactly what he’s been seeking all along.
“He resents being useful. He resents being smart. I don’t think he enjoys his life behind the desk anymore,” Bentley says. He suggests he’d much rather have a “true” relationship with a father figure than being used.
Jamie may be blind to Garrett Randall’s irredeemable qualities, but audiences aren’t. So to say this is a tough sell would be an understatement.
Regardless, Bentley says there’s one thing for certain… These two characters causing some serious “trouble” come Yellowstone Season 4.
We’ll find out exactly what that means come Sunday, November 7 for the two-hour Yellowstone Season 4 premiere event – only on Paramount Network.