‘Yellowstone’ TV Star Kevin Costner Calls Out the Biggest Misconception About Californians in New Interview

by John Jamison

Kevin Costner is a California man through and through. The nature of his career demanded he stay near Los Angeles, but he grew up living all around the state. Hollywood stars are often transplants to California. The “Yellowstone” actor, however, knows the place like the back of his hand. And apparently, he takes issue with one particular gripe people claim to have about Californians.

Anyone familiar with Los Angeles knows that the City of Angels was established in what is essentially a desert. While locals will disagree and technically be correct in claiming that the climate is closer to that of the coastal Mediterranean, there is no denying it is a dry place that doesn’t get a ton of rain. As a result, there is a perception that Californians in the area are stunned whenever rain comes, especially when they’re behind the wheel.

“Yellowstone” star Kevin Costner, however, begs to differ. In a questionnaire that he did for Visit California, he claimed the opposite. When asked what he thought was the biggest misperception people have about Californians, he kept his answer short and sweet.

“That Californians can’t drive in the rain. Of course we can,” he said.

California is Far Wetter than Many Give it Credit For

The “Yellowstone” star and his family currently live roughly two hours north of Los Angeles in Santa Barbara. And even 100 miles makes a world of difference to the climate. Los Angeles gets roughly 15 inches of rain per year. Santa Barbara, on the other hand, is the recipient of roughly 18 inches.

What many don’t realize is that one could drive an additional 600 miles north from Santa Barbara, and they’d still find themselves in California. Up toward the border of Oregon, California is part of the Pacific Northwest, with an average rainfall of 95 inches per year.

All of this is to say the majority of Californians are comfortable with a bit of rain. The “Yellowstone” actor probably doesn’t like that his brethren have all been painted with the same brush. In the grand scheme of things, it’s a pretty innocent misconception for someone to have. And to be fair, many in Los Angeles would definitely be thrown for a loop if a Southern downpour was suddenly thrown in their lap as they crawled along the 405.

The ‘Yellowstone’ Star is Partial to In-N-Out Burger

The fast-food debates are endless these days. Texas has Whataburger, CaliforiniaIn-N-Out, and the list goes on. One thing that remains constant, however, is how faithful locals are to their particular establishments.

Whatever folks may feel about In-N-Out Burger’s fries is up to them, but no one is changing Kevin Costner’s mind about their burgers being one of California’s finest roadside attractions.

“I’m pretty thankful for In-N-Out. When I’ve been gone a long time, when I just have to get filled up, thank God it’s on the side of the road. I order my burgers animal-style,” the “Yellowstone” star answered for the questionnaire.