How Yellowstone’s Cole Hauser And Kelsey Asbille Feel About Season 4 Finally Premiering

While Yellowstone viewers aren't as disruptive as, say, Rick and Morty fans whenever things don't go as planned, the fandom became rowdily impatient whenever Season 4 was pushed from the drama's traditional summer premiere to a late fall debut (that will bleed into more Taylor Sheridan co-creations). Thankfully, that's all about to change, with a double-episode premiere that'll finally offer answers to the Season 3 cliffhangers, and you know who’s not mad about it? Stars Kelsey Asbille and Cole Hauser

CinemaBlend spoke with Monica Dutton portrayer Kelsey Asbille and Rip Wheeler himself, Cole Hauser, about finally bringing the show back to an eager AF audience. Check out their responses in the video above or keep reading!

Monica worried on the ranch on Yellowstone

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When Season 4 kicks off, Kelsey Asbille’s Monica will still be in the throes of not understanding what the hell is happening with Luke Grimes’ Kayce, and it certainly seemed like shit was also hitting the fan on the ranch itself. So you can bet things are going to take some kind of toll on that family unit. But don’t expect Asbille herself to go into an emotional overload off the screen. When I asked how she felt about finally being able to talk about the new season without being so secretive, here’s how she answered: 

Well, I'm so glad that it's finally coming out. I know, it feels like a long time. I think the best way for me to keep it secret is honestly just to forget it. Like, oh, okay, I gotta remember what happened in this past season. But this really was, I think, this was my favorite season to shoot, actually. So I'm really excited for it to come out.

Kelsey Asbille’s viewpoint there in the end is not unlike some of her other co-stars, at least the ones who have been able to talk about Season 4 in any sort of capacity, such as Jefferson White, whose promise-breaking proto-cowboy Jimmy took a health-shattering fall the last time we saw him. But then what does it mean when a Yellowstone star says it’s their favorite season to shoot? I can’t imagine it involves a lot of peaceful relaxing and looking up at the stars, you know what I mean?

Rip drinking coffee in the bunkhouse on yellowstone

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Rip Wheeler, for instance, seems like the kind of guy who would only purposefully look up to the skies for long periods if he was dead in his coffin. (Or perhaps someone else’s that he broke open for ring-confiscating reasons.) But star Cole Hauser is still pumped about bringing Season 4 to fans both quietly expectant and those who got a little loud-mouthed with their anticipation. In his words:

Well, I mean, there's a little bit of secrecy going on still. I'm just... Honestly, all the fans I've run into in the last year — and I know, it's been a long wait — you know, some of them are pissed off, and like, 'When's this coming out?' So I'm excited for everybody to finally be able to see this, and hopefully they will be as excited as they've been in years past. I think this season's fantastic, so I'm looking forward to seeing the response.

As a recognized TV sex symbol, Cole Hauser is probably used to getting reactions and responses such as wolf whistles and the like, even when he’s not bathing in the outdoors. But fans will certainly see a different side to him in Season 4. At least outside of the “getting revenge on anyone who fucked with the Duttons” bits, because he’ll be very much in Rip Motherfucking Wheeler form in those moments, bold letters and all.

With new villains on the way, along with other new characters who might be villains (but probably are in some shape or form), Yellowstone Season 4 debuts on Paramount Network on Sunday, November 7, at 8:00 p.m. ET.  

Nick Venable
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