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Saturday July 20, 2024

Kevin Costner ‘disappointed’ with ‘Yellowstone’ creators, here’s why

Kevin Costner talks about the rumours about his ‘Yellowstone’ exit and the real reason

By Web Desk
June 21, 2024
Kevin Costner on  'Yellowstone' exit 

Kevin Costner set the record straight on why he really exited Yellowstone, and how the he was disappointed in the “studio” when they took no action against the false rumours.

“I was disappointed that nobody on [the studio] side…ever stepped up to defend what it was I actually did for them,” Costner said while talking to People, adding that “read all the stories” in the press.

“There came a moment where I thought, ‘Wow, when is somebody going to say something about what I have done versus what I haven’t done?'”

Costner shared with GQ magazine in May that he left Yellowstone because of the decision to split the show’s fifth season into two parts.

He already had the date slated to resume production on his feature directorial effort Horizon and the scripts for the second half of Yellowstone Season 5 never git finalized before that.

“When it was first pitched to me by Taylor [Sheridan] it was one season and [like] a long movie, which [is] speaking my language… but ultimately, I think what happened was the studio didn’t want that,” Costner now told People. “And because he’s such a prolific writer, he said, ‘I can do that. I can make a series that goes on’.”

“I said, ‘I’ll do it for three seasons’, and I ended up doing it for five.”

Costner would have continued, but nothing new was happening, and he would not have a long production pause affect his career goals.

“There was a moment where that show for me stopped for 14 months…That’s the fact,” Costner said. “I could have done a lot of things in that time, but I wasn’t aware that that [hold-up] was going to happen.”