‘Yellowstone’ Star Kelly Reilly Wasn’t Sure If She Was Right for Beth Dutton

by Lauren Boisvert
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Kelly Reilly recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about her character, Beth Dutton on “Yellowstone”, and what makes her such a beast of a character. Reilly revealed that, at first, she wasn’t sure if she could handle Beth.

“It took me a while to really find [Beth],” said Reilly. “When I first met [Taylor Sheridan] I hadn’t found her yet, so I’m not sure what he saw. I do remember having a wobble moment where I thought ‘I’m not sure I’m gonna be able to pull this off.’ Because it is such a tremendously complicated role. I wasn’t sure if I was the right person for it.”

She also spoke about Taylor Sheridan’s influence on her portrayal of Beth, and how he helped get her to a place where she understood her character. “[Taylor Sheridan] would just fill my head – he would call me up at midnight and be like ‘here’s what you need to know about Beth.’ And I have notebooks and journals, literally, I would be writing everything down that he would tell me, I still have them.”

Reilly revealed that she wanted to prove to Sheridan that she could play this character. She said, “Beth is Taylor’s creation, and all I ever wanted to do was show him that I could do it, and make her real for him. Because it is such a bold, brave character.

“So that audition, and just what he saw in me I have no idea,” Reilly continued. “But I do remember once I got it, I got it.”

‘Yellowstone’ Teases Tense, Emotional Finale

There are a few different loose threads that need to be tied up on “Yellowstone”, but it’s possible the show is just unraveling them further. In a new trailer for the finale, airing tonight, January 2, “Yellowstone” promises emotions running high, and the beginning of a long fight.

The trailer opens with John Dutton declaring a “long fight.” Rip tells Beth that if she needs someone to take care of her, he’ll do it. But Beth seems hell-bent on getting something done herself. Caroline Warner is sending someone to prison, Jamie breaks down, and Kayce freaks out. All in all, we’re in for a wild right tonight.

It also looks like Jimmy is going back to the ranch; he’s been doing really well at Four-Sixes. He has respect, he has a new girlfriend, and he’s feeling confident in himself for the first time in a while. So, he’s ready to go home. Only, it looks like Mia is back as well. She appears to be screaming at Jimmy to “choose” between her or Emily; here’s hoping he makes the right choice.

Kayce’s freak out could be in relation to his Vision Quest; we ended the last episode with the beginning of his ceremony, and hopefully, we get to see some of it in real-time, not just in flashbacks.

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