‘Yellowstone’ star Gil Birmingham on working with Kevin Costner: ‘Respect and gratitude’
“Yellowstone” actor Gil Birmingham speaks at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday about his experience working with his co-star Kevin Costner.
Birmingham, who plays tribal chairman Thomas Rainwater on the show, told reporters that Costner was a “major leader” when asked how he worked with the star actor.
“Kevin [an] special talent, he’s had throughout his career, and that’s not unique to our show,” Birmingham said. “He is the ultimate leader, and we deeply respect and appreciate him.”
Birmingham went on to praise Costner as a mentor to the Yellowstone cast and crew. He also praised Costner’s acting ability for his portrayal of John Dutton.
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“I think he’s a mentor to everyone on our set. With his vast experience and great presence, he embodies John Dutton. We all learn something with him every day,” he said. .
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Speaking about the success of “Yellowstone”, Birmingham thanked the fans of the series.
“We’ve seen it build a fan base exponentially every season until it becomes the number one show on cable,” Birmingham said. “We couldn’t be happier that fans are really connecting with it and spreading word of mouth about it to our many loyal fans.”
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Yellowstone is an American neo-western drama that premiered in 2018 on the Paramount Network. So far, the show has had five seasons.
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