Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan reveals execs first hated Kelly Reilly’s rude Beth and didn’t think women would like her
Taylor Sheridan, co-creator of the hit Paramount series Yellowstone, has revealed HBO execs hated Kelly Reilly’s rude Beth at first, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The 53-year-old showrunner told how executives were convinced ahead of the show’s premiere that “women would hate [Beth]’ due to its abrasive nature.
Although the popular drama series is currently airing on Paramount, Yellowstone began development of the series at HBO, hence why the creator of Yellowstone had to deal with the opinions of HBO executives on the fans of the family. Duton.
According to the Tulsa King creator, executives told him during a ratings call that they “wanted[ed] tone [Beth] down.’
Taylor thought Beth’s blunt nature was her saving grace: “When someone is rude to you in a restaurant or cuts you off in the parking lot, Beth says the thing you wish you had said.”
HBO who: Taylor Sheridan, co-creator of the hit Paramount series Yellowstone, revealed that HBO execs initially hated Kelly Reilly’s rude Beth; seen in February
Daughter of Dutton: Yellowstone fans love 45-year-old British actress Reilly’s portrayal of Beth Dutton
The 45-year-old British actress’ portrayal of Beth has won acclaim from Yellowstone fans and critics alike.
In the Paramount series, Beth Dutton is the only daughter of John Dutton, the owner of the ‘Yellowstone’ Dutton Ranch.
Beth is never shy about speaking her mind, striking fear into the hearts of men who dare attempt to lead her.
Though she’s known in Darby, Montana for her cunning wit and pinpoint feedback, Beth struggles with the trauma of her past.
She blamed herself for her mother’s death, and the guilt almost drove her to commit suicide.
Luckily, the Dutton Ranch treasure realized that ending her life for something she couldn’t change wasn’t worth it.
However, the Yellowstone fan-favorite found herself in danger once again in the season five mid-season finale.
After Beth and her father John (Kevin Costner) decided they had to get rid of Jamie (Wes Bentley), Jamie retaliated by hiring a hitman to kill Beth.
Not Abrasive, Claimed: Beth’s Life Was Endangered in Yellowstone’s Season 5 Mid-Season Finale
Don’t go down without a fight: Beth admitted Jamie had information that could bring the whole Dutton family down
Like father, like daughter: Beth and John mutually agreed that Jamie had to leave
Yellowstone fans will have to wait until November to learn more about Beth’s whereabouts.
John Dutton’s only daughter was still alive at the end of the mid-season finale, but Jamie made it clear he wasn’t going to go down without a fight.
The Yellowstone co-creator certainly took a page out of Beth’s book when responding to HBO executives criticizing Beth’s personality.
‘Who on this call is responsible for a scripted show you have on the air? Oh, aren’t you? Thank you,” Taylor recounted.
He added: “And I hung up. They never called back. Yellowstone is now continually breaking viewing records on Paramount Network.