Luke Grimes Supports Kevin Costner’s Decision On ‘Yellowstone’

Luke Grimes isn’t mad at his Yellowstone costar Kevin Costner for exiting the hit show.

Grimes plays the youngest son of Costner’s character, John Dutton III, and addressed Costner’s departure in a recent interview with The Independent.

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“Whatever happened there is unfortunate if it’s changed anything about how the show was going to unfold,” Grimes said. He added that he knew Costner had become “busy” with his “passion projects,” like his upcoming film, Horizon: An American Saga.

“At a certain point, you gotta do what you gotta do, man,” Grimes said. “You gotta do what you love.”

Paramount announced last June that it would be ending Yellowstone after five seasons. The decision came just a few months after Deadline reported that the network was trying to end the hit Western because Costner wanted to spend less time filming.

Costner hasn’t completely closed the door on a return.

“I’ve loved making that series,” he said to Entertainment Tonight earlier this month. “I’ve made five seasons of it. Thought I was going to make seven. So, how it works out? I hope it does, but they’ve got a lot of different shows going on. Maybe this will circle back to me. If it does, and I feel really comfortable with it, I’d love to do it.”

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