It seems like we lastly know what is going on on with Kevin Costner‘s future on Yellowstone. The actor appeared in courtroom on September 1 as a part of his divorce proceedings from estranged spouse Christine Baumgartner, the place he reportedly shared a shock remark about his standing on the Paramount Community sequence.
In keeping with Individuals, Kevin determined to depart the hit drama after studying the ultimate season can be cut up into two elements. Going into manufacturing twice a 12 months prompted a difficulty in his work schedule as he is additionally engaged on his four-part movie franchise Horizon: An American Saga. Per the outlet, he added that no scripts had been prepared for season 5 half 2 whereas filming half 1. What’s extra, he testified that he can be paid $12 million for every installment, which was considerably lower than earlier seasons.
“I couldn’t assist them anymore,” he mentioned a couple of sixth season, per the publication. “We tried to barter, they supplied me much less cash than earlier seasons, there have been points with the inventive … we got here up with a quantity, and so they [Yellowstone] walked away. I’ve been informed it’s a little bit disappointing that [it’s] the #1 present on TV [and] I’m not collaborating.”
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The Academy Award winner’s feedback about his present TV standing comes two months after Yellowstone‘s creator Taylor Sheridan shared his perspective.
Whereas it has been rumored that he and Kevin had been feuding over wage and the taking pictures timeframe for season 5 half 2, Taylor spoke out on the state of affairs in June, giving his opinion on the difficulty and his emotions towards the actor to The Hollywood Reporter.
“My opinion of Kevin as an actor hasn’t altered,” he mentioned on the time. “His creation of John Dutton is symbolic and highly effective … and I’ve by no means had a difficulty with Kevin that he and I couldn’t work out on the telephone. However as soon as attorneys get entangled, then folks don’t get to speak to one another and begin saying issues that aren’t true and try and shift blame based mostly on how the press or public appear to be reacting.”
“I’m disillusioned,” he concluded. “It truncates the closure of his character. It doesn’t alter it, but it surely truncates it.”
As of proper now, the continued WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes are additionally compromising what is going to occur to Yellowstone as an entire. However when the sequence inevitably does return for the ultimate episodes, let’s hope John Dutton will get the sendoff he deserves.