“They are still working on it”

Wes Bentley weighs in on behind-the-scenes drama surrounding his Paramount Network series, Yellowstone.

Bentley, who stars as Jamie Dutton in creator Taylor Sheridan’s ranch-focused hit, spoke with Weekly entertainment in an interview published online Saturday. During the call, he explained that he wasn’t directly involved in any of the discussions — which reportedly involved his co-star Kevin Costner’s schedule — but that he hopes everything will be ironed out.

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“The news that has come out recently about the show is, you know, it’s above my pay grade,” Bentley said. “Different people making decisions. I know they’re still working on it is what I’ve been told – they’re working on working things out with everyone to make sure we shoot.

He continued, “And I am confident that we will. We always earlier. I think it’s probably a bit of drama over nothing.”

Earlier this month, Costner was the center of reports from anonymous sources claiming that the actor, who plays patriarch John Dutton, refused to spend more than a week working on the film’s second half. yellowstone’the fifth season that will start this summer. According to insiders, he was focused on his western movie that is currently being shot Horizon.

Sources previously told The Hollywood Reporter that it seems increasingly unlikely that the show will be ready to start shooting the new episodes in March as planned. There’s a possibility that TV’s most-watched drama could end ahead of schedule, though sources insisted a Costner departure wouldn’t result in the show ending immediately.

Costner, for his part, shared a video on Feb. 13 of him unwrapping his Golden Globe after being unable to attend the ceremony last month due to weather. The actor made no mention of it Yellowstone or Sheridan in the recording.

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