Yellowstone’s Wendy Moniz Praises Kevin Costner Amid Exit Rumors

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Yellowstone drama could also be brewing off digital camera, however on set, Wendy Moniz has had nothing however a “very easy” working relationship with Kevin Costner.

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“We positively had a pure ease with one another out of the gate and it got here throughout on display screen it appears. I believe generally individuals have chemistry naturally and generally they don’t, they usually need to faux it and it nonetheless works. It’s that intangible factor,” Moniz, 54, completely advised Us Weekly at PaleyFest in L.A. on Saturday, April 1, describing the vet actor as “very collaborative” and “actually skilled.”

She continued: “Working with him has simply been very easy and a pleasure and we discover humor in our scenes collectively and playfulness and I believe that helps with the dynamic too.”

Moniz performs Senator Lynelle Perry, who at instances mixes enterprise with pleasure with Costner’s John Dutton, the brand new governor of Montana, within the Paramount Community drama.

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“I sort of knew it was coming, so it wasn’t a shock after I learn it,” she advised Us of John taking up Lynelle’s title. “However I assumed it was an amazing twist and I believe it makes for a extra layer sophisticated dynamic between the 2 of them. It actually has been this season as a result of his character may be very cussed and so she’s gotta sort of go in there and college him and attempt to get him to bend a bit bit and it ain’t simple.”

As for Lynelle’s future, she teased: “Operating for president!”

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“She simply retains going up the ladder,” she advised Us. “I’d need her to finish up simply killing it in her subject like she has been. And I suppose I simply need her to proceed to climb as a result of that’s what she’s good at.”

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Moniz famous that the characters actually “care about one another,” however she didn’t thoughts the addition of Dutton’s new love curiosity Summer time Higgins, performed by Piper Perabo.

“I assumed that it threw a bit curve into the groove that they have been in collectively,” she advised Us. “And I believe that sort of friction makes for good TV and enjoyable storytelling.”

Moniz stepped in to symbolize the present at PaleyFest alongside Josh Lucas, Mo Brings A lot and Daybreak Olivieri when Costner, 68, creator Taylor Sheridan, government producer David Glasser and lead forged members Kelly Reilly, Cole Hauser, Luke Grimes, Kelsey Asbille, Wes Bentley, Gil Birmingham and Jacki Weaver dropped out last-minute resulting from — in line with the community — scheduling conflicts. A supply, nevertheless, advised Us that “ongoing points between Kevin” and Sheridan, 52, have been in charge.

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“Kevin didn’t need to come throughout as unauthentic and he would have if he was compelled to dodge uncomfortable questions on their working relationship,” the supply advised Us, including that it’s “no secret” that the 2 males “butt heads” behind-the-scenes. “It appeared like a lose-lose scenario for him. It simply wasn’t price it to Kevin.”

The shakeup got here amid rumors that Costner is exiting the collection over scheduling points, however improvement president, Keith Cox, mentioned he was “very assured” in Costner’s dedication to Yellowstone on the Saturday panel. (Final month, Costner’s lawyer Marty Singer additionally shut down hypothesis that his consumer was concerned with manufacturing points. Though the western drama’s half 2 of season 5 is about for a summer time launch, they’ve but to begin filming.)

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“We all know he’s writing and we’re trying ahead to getting again,” Moniz advised Us of Sheridan. “I’m alongside for this journey for so long as it goes. That’s what I can inform you. It’s simply been a dream job.”

As for Costner’s destiny, she added: “I’ve no information to report about it. We’re all simply, you understand, discovering out what everybody else is discovering out because it’s going. I’m excited to get again to work.”