Wes Bentley on ‘Yellowstone’ Drama: ‘Above My Pay Grade’

Easing followers’ considerations. Yellowstone star Wes Bentley reacted to rumors that Kevin Costner plans to depart the collection — and he doesn’t suppose viewers want to fret concerning the present’s future.

“The information that’s come out lately concerning the present is, you realize, it’s above my pay grade. Completely different individuals making choices,” the American Horror Story alum, 44, informed Leisure Weekly in an interview revealed on Saturday, February 25. “I do know that they’re nonetheless engaged on … working issues out with everybody, to ensure we shoot. And I’m assured we are going to. We at all times have earlier than.”

The Interstellar actor added: “I believe it’s most likely a little bit of drama over nothing.”


Kevin Costner as John Dutton and Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton in ‘Yellowstone.’
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Earlier this month, Deadline reported that Paramount Community is exploring the opportunity of ending the western drama in its present type due to scheduling disagreements with Costner, 68. As an alternative, the franchise would reportedly transfer ahead with a derivative collection led by Matthew McConaughey.

The community, nevertheless, denied the report and didn’t verify any tasks in improvement with the Dallas Consumers Membership actor, 53.

“Now we have no information to report. Kevin Costner is a giant a part of Yellowstone and we hope that’s the case for a very long time to return,” a spokesperson for the collection informed Deadline in a press release on the time. “Due to the sensible thoughts of Taylor Sheridan, we’re at all times engaged on franchise expansions of this unbelievable world he has constructed. Matthew McConaughey is an outstanding expertise with whom we’d like to accomplice.”

Regardless of the denial, rumors of drama escalated when Puck revealed an exposé titled “Casualties of the Costner-Yellowstone Crossfire” on Tuesday, February 21. The outlet reported that disagreements between the Dances With Wolves director and Sheridan, 52, have led to delays in filming the second half of season 5, which was initially set to premiere this summer season. In accordance with Puck, these episodes haven’t began capturing but and can now air in November.

Wes Bentley Reacts to Rumored 'Yellowstone' Off-Camera Drama: That's 'Above My Pay Grade'

Kevin Costner as John Dutton in ‘Yellowstone.’
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After the report appeared on-line, Costner’s lawyer Marty Singer denied that his consumer is holding up the manufacturing of season 5. “The concept Kevin was solely keen to work one week on the second half of season 5 of Yellowstone is an absolute lie,” the lawyer informed Puck. “It’s ridiculous — and anybody suggesting it shouldn’t be believed for one second. As everybody who is aware of something about Kevin is nicely conscious, he’s extremely passionate concerning the present and has at all times gone means above and past to make sure its success.”

Paramount Community additionally responded to the claims in a press release echoing their earlier declaration that the Oscar winner is a vital a part of the Yellowstone household. “As we beforehand acknowledged, Kevin has been a key part of the success of our Yellowstone collection, and we hope that continues from right here on out,” a rep defined.