Yellowstone fans know all too well that Kelly Reilly, who plays Beth Dutton, is a remarkable actress. The English actress performs as her tough character Beth so darn well, right down to the perfect accent. Meanwhile, one new star of the upcoming season 5 of Yellowstone has opened up on Kelly’s encouraging words while filming the new season. That star is country singer Lainey Wilson, who is starring in the role of Abby on the iconic, modern Western series.
Lainey Wilson joins season 5 of Yellowstone
Season 5 has been filming in Montana ready for the new season’s premiere date of November 13, 2022. Part of the filming includes a brand new character in Yellowstone. In fact, country singer Lainey Wilson has joined the cast in the role of a singer named Abby.
This is Wilson’s first acting role, which made her extremely nervous, especially with Yellowstone’s remarkable cast. However, she opened up in an interview with CMT describing how one cast member’s encouraging words made her feel more confident in her role.
In fact, the singer-turned-actor revealed that Kelly Reilly, who plays Beth Dutton, told her she was a “natural.” The encouragement came from Kelly after shooting their first scene together. In fact, she revealed how impressed she was after seeing Lainey at work.
Kelly Reilly compliments Lainey Wilson
Lainey told CMT that on the first episode they were filming, Reilly told her, “Had you not told me that this was your first time, I’d been thinking you’d been doing it forever.”
Wilson said she took that as a compliment especially as she considers Reilly one of the best actresses in the “entire world.” Meanwhile, Wilson did admit that acting is “scary” for her, due to her lack of experience, saying:
I’m completely new to all of this. I feel like a fish out of water.
However, Lainey has been working with an acting coach in Nashville, adding that she isn’t satisfied with only delivering her lines. In fact, she said there has got to be an emotion connected to it, adding:
I have to be in the moment.
So, if I’m reading lines back and forth, I need it to sound just like me, and you were having a conversation. That’s really hard, but I love it. I’m having a lot of fun.
Season 5 of Yellowstone started filming in Montana in mid-May and is set to premiere on November 13, 2022, on Paramount Network.
Watch Lainey singing at the CMT Music Awards here:
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