'Yellowstone' Season 5: Will Evelyn Dutton finally appear? Kevin Costner responds
‘Yellowstone’ has been one of the most popular shows for Paramount and it keeps on getting better with each passing season. The story revolves around the Dutton Family and their ranch in Montana. The family’s patriarch, John Dutton (Kevin Costner), owns one of the biggest cattle ranches in the United States and is one of the most respectable people in and around Montana.
Over the years, John has done a lot of work that might be called unorthodox, but everything he has been doing is for the betterment of the area that he has lived in for so long. However, if there’s one thing that we could never see is his love life and the time that he spent with his wife Evelyn Dutton. With Season 5 of ‘Yellowstone’ arriving in November 2022, fans are hoping to know more about his relationship with his wife Evelyn.
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We have seen Evelyn in some of the flashback scenes, but we never saw how they got married or how they met. Is it possible that Season 5 might give some details about their married life? Well, Kevin Costner does have something to say about it.
At the launch of Paramount+ in London, Kevin Costner was asked if his character’s backstory will be explored in the upcoming season, including his relationship with his wife. In the show, we have seen the backstories of Dutton’s children – Beth, Jaime, and Kayce – and how they were brought up. When asked if John’s back story will be shown in the upcoming season, Costner said, “The facts of the script are 40 years ago when you were raised on the farm, you stayed on the farm. For five generations they knew what their job was going to be. My children can look at the television and see Paris, that's where Beth [Kelly Reilly] wants to go. She's going to go to these places and in the end, the land will probably be more important to Beth than any of them.”
However, the actor noted that things would have been much different if his wife, Evelyn, was alive. He also revealed that if his wife was alive, she would have raised them in a way that would not “change” the spirit of “who they are”.
“I know she would know how to handle our children in a way that wouldn't change the spirit of who they are. But she would have been able to do the things that I can't and don't know how,” Costner said.
The Oscar-winning actor-turned-director was married to Evelyn Dutton, which was played by Gretchen Mol, but she died before the timeline of ‘Yellowstone’ began. As far as her death is concerned, Evelyn was riding her horse when her horse got spooked and landed on her. Beth went on to get help and Kayce tried helping her, but help came too late and she was already dead when John found her. With stakes being so high in Season 5, we might see John thinking about his wife if things get worse for the family. It will be interesting to see John and Evelyn back on screen, with their relationship getting explored.
‘Yellowstone’ Season 5 returns to Paramount on November 13, 2022.