Kevin Costner Spills The Beans: Could This Be The Real Reason He Left Yellowstone?!

MOVIE NEWS – Kevin Costner has spoken honestly and openly about the stories circulating about his exit from Yellowstone and set the record straight.



Kevin Costner has cleared up several stories surrounding his departure from the Yellowstone series. Also, that there was never a problem with the filming of his own film, Horizon. Costner’s departure from Taylor Sheridan’s ever-expanding Paramount series has been the subject of rumours and high-profile stories for months. After previously saying he would love to work with Sheridan again in the future, the Oscar-winning director has now given his side of why the Yellowstone role became frustrating.

Costner is bringing Horizon: An American Saga to the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, one of the few times he will appear at the prestigious event.

Having pumped nearly $100 million of his own money into the project so far, Costner is going all out in support of the multi-part film event that will kick off the summer. However, as he said, the film was never shot against Yellowstone. The constant changes to Sheridan’s series caused the problem. As he told Deadline:

“Well, I haven’t felt good about it the last year, what with the way they’ve talked about it. It wasn’t truthful. So now I’m talking about a little bit about what the real truth of it was I made a contract for seasons five, six and seven. In February, after a two- or three-month negotiation, they wanted to redo that one, and instead of seasons six and seven, it was 5A and 5B, and maybe we’ll do six. They weren’t able to make those. Horizon was in first position. They just kept moving their gaps.”


Kevin Costner’s honest take on Yellowstone’s ‘bullsh*t’


In the same interview, Costner spoke at length about the many “lies” he had been told about his refusal to work on the series. He also detailed that one of the biggest problems with the upcoming episodes of Yellowstone is that the script was not ready for what became known as “5B”.

When it was suggested to Costner that because of his work on Horizon, his work on Yellowstone did not coincide with the availability times of the other actors, he vehemently denied it.

Costner went on to explain that they had a very one-sided view of what happened with the shutdown of Yellowstone. Most of the responsibility was sewn on his neck. He put it like this:

“You’ve been reading one version [of this behind-the-scenes drama] for a year and a half. I left my movie to be on time for them for 5B. I left exactly when they wanted, and it made it hard on me. It turns out they didn’t have the scripts for 5B. They needed four more days just to complete the first eight episodes. So, what you read in the end was that, “Well, I’m doing my movie. If you want me to work a week because you want to kill me or whatever else, I can give you a week.” I really didn’t have that week to give them, but I said, I’ll do that. And then they [spun that] into, I only wanted to work a week.”

“I’ve never missed a day of work. I’ve never left before fulfilling my contractual obligations.”

Costner certainly paints a different picture than the one that has dominated headlines for over a year. But despite all that, he remains committed to returning to Yellowstone if the scripts come and his character is needed. However, he also noted that the way Sheridan and others let stories about his mistake bite him didn’t sit well with him.

Source: Deadline

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