‘Yellowstone’ Star Kelly Reilly Explains Beth Dutton’s Changing Outlook on the Ranchs’ Future

by Leanne Stahulak

For the last four seasons of “Yellowstone,” fans have watched time and again as someone tries to swoop in and take control of the Dutton Ranch. And in the beginning, Beth Dutton let it happen. She couldn’t give two figs about what happened to it. But her dad asked for her help in keeping his home in the family, and Beth eventually rose to the occasion. Now, she’s sacrificing her job, future, and morals to fulfill her father’s wish.

“Yellowstone” star Kelly Reilly, who plays Beth, recently talked with co-star Jefferson White about this transformation. Reilly sat down for an interview on the show’s official podcast, where she opened up about Beth’s motivations a bit.

Reilly started off by quoting one of Beth’s lines earlier in the show: “I’ll sell it to the Four Seasons and swim laps in their pool, that’s what she said,” Reilly remembered.

“I think that’s changing,” the “Yellowstone” star continued. “I think that speaks to the fact that what it symbolizes is not any part of what she wants. But I think the more time she’s there, and obviously with the relationship now with Rip, I think that she’s finding where she belongs in this world. I mean she is made of those mountains.”

Reilly raises several valid points here. Beth is the epitome of the corporate, high-end luxury world. She drives a fancy car and wears expensive clothes because that’s who she is and what she wants. She could care less about the cowboy way of life and preserving what her family started generations ago.

But the more Beth integrates with the cowboy world, the more sucked into it she is. Especially with Rip as her finance. The more they grow together, the more she sees their life together cemented on that ranch.

‘Yellowstone’ Star Kelly Reilly Talks Filming in Montana

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that just like Beth grew used to the mountains, “Yellowstone” star Kelly Reilly fell in love with them too. When talking with co-star Jefferson White on the show’s official podcast, Reilly brought up how filming on location changed the game for her.

“I love being in Montana. That’s really a win,” Reilly said. “I would not want to be on a backlot in California for four years.”

We can’t blame her. Hard to beat the natural wonder and beauty of Montana.

“There’s something about being that close to the elements and that close to nature,” Reilly continued. “I remember being on set one day. They were like, ‘Oh, did you hear about the grizzly [bear] that was seen on set yesterday?’ And driving to work and seeing the bald eagles circling above you. That’s pretty something.”