The popular television show "Yellowstone" has been plagued by behind-the-scenes drama involving its star, Kevin Costner, and creator Taylor Sheridan. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of the hit series to see if Costner will even be back for Season 5, Part 2.
Sheridan addressed the rift in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, expressing his fair opinion of Costner as an actor. He praised Costner's portrayal of John Dutton, the symbolic and powerful character he created. The two have previously resolved any issues through phone conversations.
However, Sheridan acknowledged that involving lawyers and the public spotlight can complicate matters. He highlighted how untrue statements and blame-shifting can occur when legal representatives get involved.
Costner, on the other hand, reportedly wants to step away from acting and return to directing. Sheridan shared that in their last conversation, Costner expressed his passion project as a director. The network and Costner were apparently in disagreement about when he could be finished with "Yellowstone," but Sheridan offered to work out a schedule to accommodate Costner's preferred exit date.
Sheridan also expressed disagreement with the perception of Costner being painted as the villain in this situation. He noted that Costner handled the backlash gracefully and hoped that his movie project would be worth the shift in focus.