According to Yellowstone star Cole Hauser, season 5 of the hit modern Western is going to be very different. In fact, ahead of the double-whammy premiere on November 13 at 8/7c, the actor who plays Rip Wheeler opened up a little.
Cole Hauser on Yellowstone season 5
Cole Hauser, who plays the fan-favorite character, Rip Wheeler was recently interviewed about the upcoming fifth season. He told TVLine that this season will be a “different year” from any other. In fact, Hauser thinks Taylor Sheridan has written a “wonderful kind of dynamic, thoughtful, dramatic season.” Moreover, this applies both to the Montana ranch and the politics of the state.
“I think the audience, hopefully, will love it the same way they have past years,” Cole added, stressing, “It’s different.”
Fans have already seen the latest trailer for season 5 of Yellowstone, which received a report viewership from fans. As we know, John Dutton is now Montana’s governor, which even has an impact on his new son-in-law Rip. Explaining this, Cole said:
He’s not around as much as he has been in the past, so Rip is sort of thrust in with the responsibility of taking care of the ranch.
Moreover, Hauser stressed that Rip will not only be tasked with looking after the bunkhouse but also as the foreman of the ranch.
Rip, Beth and Carter
One thing that isn’t changing in Rip Wheeler’s life is his relationship with his now-wife, Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly). Cole said that “ain’t changing.” While Beth becomes John’s chief-of-staff, he says they are “not separated” by her new job. He added:
We’re still under the same roof. She comes and goes, same as I do. [So] I’m there for her, she’s there for me.
Meanwhile, Rip and Beth are also there for their surrogate son, Carter. However, Cole says fans shouldn’t imagine that his character has softened toward the boy. Hauser explained that Rip was built from tough love, and “that’s the way he was raised by John,” adding, “and he’s going to continue to do that with Carter.”
Despite this Cole did say there will also be room for some tenderness among the tough love, saying:
There are some nice moments between the two of them when it comes to teaching Carter and giving him insight into not only what it’s like to be a man but also be part of the ranch and the pecking order and so on.
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