In the first episode of the fifth season of Yellowstone, which started Sunday on the Paramount Network, Kevin Costner’s character, John Dutton, is sworn in as the governor of Montana, even though the actor has no plans to run for office.
In a new interview with USA Today, the 67-year-old actor was asked if he ever plans to run for office. At the time, he was promoting his top-rated “anti-woke” show.
Not only did he say he has no plans to run for office, but he also said he is “disappointed” in the politicians of today.
“No, I don’t think there’s any reason for me to run, but I wish the people who did run had a bigger vision and more of a moral sense about how they want the country to change.
I’m disappointed,’ Costner said. The actor has backed candidates from both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. For example, he has backed 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney.
He says of his political support, “Just because you lose doesn’t mean you’re done; it doesn’t even mean you’re wrong.”
“It was apparent to me that (Cheney) probably wouldn’t win her election. But as a citizen, he added, I wanted her to know how much I respected her brave and level-headed stance.
He knew Yellowstone fans didn’t like some of his political views, but he wasn’t worried about it. I didn’t really care that people who used to like me no longer liked me.
“That’s fine,” said Costner. Costner also said that he knows it will be hard for his character, John Dutton, to leave his beloved Yellowstone Ranch when he becomes president.
“I know how tough it will be for him. Costner said, “His heart is at the ranch, and he isn’t trying to find a middle ground with other people.
“That’s not going to work out. He works in a space that is not as big as some people would like it to be.
Costner added, “And he won’t change.” Costner also said that he had only planned to do one season of Yellowstone at first, but he has no plans to leave the show now.
Costner said, “I was only going to do one season, but I’ve done this many.” “I do everything I can to be good at what I do.
But as soon as I feel like it’s not right, I’ll just leave,’ he explained.
Executive producer Taylor Sheridan was inspired by the success of Yellowstone to make two spin-offs. 1883, starring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, came out last year, and 1923, starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, will come out in December.