‘Yellowstone’ TV: How Luke Grimes Felt About Growing Up With a ‘Dad Who’s a Pastor’

by Joe Rutland
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Being a preacher’s kid can bring its own kind of pressure. “Yellowstone” star Luke Grimes can relate as he has a father who is one.

Grimes, who plays Kayce Dutton in the Taylor Sheridan-created TV series, talks about that type of growing-up experience with Interview Magazine.

“Well, growing up the way I did and having a dad who’s a pastor, it’s just in you,” he said. “And moving away, going to New York and then L.A., and doing what I do, you’re trying your best to filter some of it out.

“No matter what I do in my life, though, it’s there—especially if I have to play it into a role,” the “Yellowstone” star said. “It’s so accessible. I know it so well because I bought it hook, line, and sinker from the time I was born until sometime in my twenties when I’d traveled enough and been around the world enough and learned about other cultures enough to let some of it go.”

Grimes said some of that religious upbringing is still very present in him. He offers an observation involving him, “Yellowstone,” and his father.

“I actually brought my dad the day that we did that scene about God and lightning and all that,” he said. “And something about having him there, watching the monitor while I did that scene …”

Fans of the Paramount Network drama which stars Kevin Costner as John Dutton don’t have to wait much longer for Season 4.

Yes, sir, the Season 4 premiere runs on Sunday, Nov. 7.

‘Yellowstone’ Actor Does Not Mind Pouring A Bunch of Praise On Costner

Grimes has worked with a number of major-league actors in his career, including Liam Neeson.

In “Yellowstone,” he has an opportunity to work with Kevin Costner.

Well, Grimes is willing to offer up praise for his “father figure” Costner.

He said in an interview with Monsters & Critics that “working with someone who is that iconic and whose career is that legendary is always sort of a pinch-me moment, like, ‘Is this real?'”

Grimes said it feels like a benchmark in your own career. “You try to soak in as much knowledge as you can,” he said. “Obviously, he’s done everything you can do in a film career.”

Costner got his big-movie shot in 1987 by playing Elliot Ness in “The Untouchables” opposite Robert DeNiro as Al Capone. Because he’s been in a lot of big movies, though, Costner has not lost his love for working in the film and TV world.

“One thing that I really enjoy to see in him is his passion for the work,” Grimes said. “It’s still very much there.”

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