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Yellowstone: Kelly Reilly Opens Up On Fan Reactions To Season 4 Finale

Carter and Beth in Yellowstone season 4
Carter and Beth [Image Yellowstone/YouTube]

Yellowstone is among the most-watched television shows and keeps fans fully invested in the Dutton family drama. For this reason, fans often find it hard to separate fact from fiction and go after the stars of the show. This happened to Kelly Reilly, who plays Beth Dutton in the drama series. Fans apparently forgot Kelly isn’t actually Beth in real life!

Yellowstone getting ready for season 5

Warning: Spoilers ahead for season 4 of Yellowstone! Fans are chomping at the bit (pun intended) for season 5 of Yellowstone to drop in the fall. They are looking forward to meeting new cast members, along with the possibility of a major villain returning. However, while fans are truly looking forward to future episodes, some are still stuck on one scene from season 4.

Speaking of that scene, Kelly Reilly told US Magazine that “America went after [her]” for it. During the season 4 finale, Carter, who Beth and Rip took in after his father died, calls Beth his “mama” while in the barn. Beth quickly responds, saying, “You can’t call me that,” adding, “Cause it’s not true.”

However, Carter responded, saying he just thought because he doesn’t have one, Beth “could be it.” He added, “You’ve been acting like it.”

As fans know, Beth doesn’t exactly hold back her feelings, as she tells Carter:

You lost your mother, kid. You don’t get another. I lost mine. Same goes for me. And I’m nobody’s mother. Ever. Got it?

Fans didn’t take this lightly and hammered Kelly on Instagram, venting about the scene. In fact, it was so bad, that Reilly had to make one of her rare comments on social media to address this. However, while that is in the past, it still haunts her.

‘America went after me’

Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton in Yelklowstone
Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton [Image Yellowstone/YouTube]

In the interview last month, Kelly explained that America went after her for that scene, saying:

I was like, ‘That’s the character, not me!’ But I get it. I wish she would [let herself be a mother to him] too.

As Carter is returning for season 5 of Yellowstone, so far it isn’t clear what his relationship with Beth will be like. Admittedly, she has been cold towards him from the start. Meanwhile, Kelly defends her character’s decisions and actions, saying:

If she’s telling this kid that she’s just met, ‘Yeah, I’ll be your mom,’ that’s not truthful to him.

She goes, ‘You had a mom. She died. I can’t replace that. But I’ll be your friend.

Kelly added that she thinks there is something honorable about that.

Season 5 of Yellowstone

For now, fans can’t tell if Beth will develop a soft spot for Carter, or stand firm to her decision. We will have to wait until season 5 premieres on November 13. In the meantime, catch a moving scene between Carter and Beth here, where they come to an understanding.

Readers, are you excited about the upcoming fifth season of Yellowstone? Let us know your thoughts by dropping a comment below.

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