2023 PaleyFest Presents Yellowstone Cast at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood

Yellowstone with Josh Lucas and Mo Brings Plenty at PaleyFest 2023 with Popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun
With Josh Lucas as the young John Dutton and Mo Brings Plenty as Mo in the series Yellowstone at PaleyFest 2023

On April 1st at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, PaleyFest the nation’s original and longest-running festival which celebrates creative excellence in television, presented the cast and creatives from Yellowstone. I had the pleasure to chat with some of the cast: Josh Lucas who plays a younger version of Yellowstone’s John Dutton (Kevin Costner); Wendy Moniz plays Governor Lynelle Perry; and Mo Brings Plenty plays Mo the right-hand man of tribal chief Thomas Rainwater.

Mo Brings Plenty being interviewed by the media at the PaleyFest 2023 in the Dolby Theater Hollywood - Popbuff.com
Mo Brings Plenty being interviewed by the media at the PaleyFest 2023 in the Dolby Theater Hollywood

Mo Brings Plenty
Popbuff: What do you consider your Aha moment in the show?
Mo: My aha moment when I was painting different designs for the 10th episode of Season 2

Popbuff: What can you tell the fans?
Mo: Thank you so much for being fans of “Yellowstone”. Without you, we wouldn’t have this opportunity to be who we are, and thank you for making it legendary.

Wendy Moniz as Governor Lynelle Perry on the Yellowstone series with popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun - Popbuff.com
Wendy Moniz as Governor Lynelle Perry on the Yellowstone series

Wendy Moniz
Popbuff: What is the future of Yellowstone?
Wendy: The fans can look forward to more twists and turns and just buckle up to be part of the roller coaster ride of the show because that’s what it has been, and they seem to love that so they’ll get more of that I’m sure.

Popbuff: Any words for the fans?
Wendy: We appreciate you so much. I love it when people recognize the show, recognize me and they like my character and are just grateful.

Josh Lucas as John Dutton on Yellowstone - Popbuff.com
Josh Lucas as John Dutton on Yellowstone
Josh Lucas at PaleyFest 2023 - Popbuff.com

Josh Lucas
Reporter: What’s the future of John Dutton?
Josh: I wish I knew. We have a single writer in the show. Most television shows are written by 20 or 30 people and the universe of Yellowstone is written entirely by one individual Taylor Sheridan who is doing this herculean effort to attempt to tell multi-generations over a long period of time about a particular ranch and place. Taylor obviously knows the story. It’s all based on his family and his friends. I don’t know what’s gonna happen, but I know when those scripts arrive, I can’t wait to go do it.

Reporter: How has your career changed being in Yellowstone? How do you see your fans treating you now?
Josh: Part of the thing that is interesting about being an actor, you are always kinda identified with what you’re doing at the moment. Kevin is totally now identified as John Dutton and I get a great pleasure and honor of being a slightly younger version of that. It’s a responsibility because you’re this incredible movie star … he’s a great writer and so, you better get it right.

Popbuff: What have you learned personally and professionally in the show?
Josh: Part of the thing is the great joy of working with the horses …. the pleasure but also the responsibility. We gotta ride and if you don’t ride, you’re not part of it. But also finding the truth about what Kevin’s found and the weight of who he is but then also Kevin is an unusual movie star whatever terrible thing he does, you care about him, you care about the character. There’s romance inside of his eyes, he’s got this sparkle that is a movie star. Kevin has a sense of humor in spite of his terrible moments, that’s very hard to get it right.

What’s in store for the final half of Season 5? We just must wait and see in Peacock TV.

Popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun at the red carpet of PaleyFest featuring Yellowstone cast
Popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun
Popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun on the red carpet interviewed some of the cast of Yellowstone at the Doby Theater in Hollywood

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