The latest tweet from Yellowstone puts Neal McDonough’s Malcolm Beck in his place, and we’re here for it.
Ah, 2019. Feels like a decade ago, doesn’t it? Whether 2020 (and 2021, let’s be honest) was an actual, arduous time-warp or not, the year before it introduced us to Malcolm Beck – one half of the Beck Brothers in Yellowstone‘s Season 2. Within, this “gangster with a cowboy hat” as actor Neal McDonough describes him, tries his best to play all sides – and the Duttons.
Spoiler alert: it doesn’t work. No one messes with Tate and lives to tell the tale.
To this end, Yellowstone’s official Twitter is throwing some hard shade Beck’s way with their latest.
“Malcolm Beck should have never messed with the Duttons…” the throwback reads, alongside an ominous gif of Beck. Despite the bad blood (to put it lightly) between Beck and the Duttons, McDonough has nothing but praise for his time on the show. In particular, he’s always alight whenever given the chance to discuss his co-star and friend, Kevin Costner.
Neal McDonough on Yellowstone, Kevin Costner
“If you break that code, then you’ll pay for that. If you don’t break that code, everyone gets along great,” says McDonough of his intro as Malcolm Beck. While things obviously didn’t work out for his character, his time on the show was an experience he’s deeply grateful for. Any chance to act with friend Kevin Costner, Neal says, is a gift as good as the World Series.
“Both of us come from such a healthy sports background, so it helps when you’re on set to have that swing-from-the-fences mentality,” McDonough tells Good Housekeeping. “In all honesty, each day on Yellowstone with Kevin felt as good as the World Series.”
“We’re big family guys, big baseball players,” he continues of himself and Costner. The two starred together in The Guardian in 2006, and have remained friends since. “I mean it when I say that Kevin is really one of my favorite guys on the planet,” he clarifies.
The two might have some beef after McDonough’s description of the show, however. Costner, a staunch supporter of and real-life-living Westerner brings as much bravado to Yellowstone as the genre is capable of in a modern setting. How does McDonough see the show, though?
“I really consider Yellowstone more of a gangster series,” he says. “The only difference is that those typically take place in New York or Chicago, but this one takes place in the mountains with horses and cowboy hats.”
Sounds like someone truly got into their character. These aspects exist tenfold in Yellowstone, certainly – but they’re far from the heart.
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