‘Yellowstone’ Star Kelsey Asbille Shares Biggest Challenge of Season 5
Yellowstone's two-part Season 5 premiere on Sunday night (Nov. 13) confirmed the worst of fans' speculation that Monica Dutton [Kelsey Asbille] would lose her baby. In an interview to promote the new season, Asbille tells Taste of Country that her biggest challenge in filming Season 5 was trying to convey such a particularly meaty storyline.
Monica loses her baby after a car accident at the end of Episode 1 in Season 5 of Yellowstone, while the second episode of the two-part season opener shows her struggling with the despairing aftermath of her loss.
"Going through that Monica goes through, I think you really wanna do that storyline justice," Asbille says in an interview that took place while she and other Yellowstone cast members were in New York City for a press junket in early November. "And also all of the really messy, human, complicated feelings that come with it, which, I think [Yellowstone co-creator] Taylor [Sheridan] does a really good job of writing this arc for her."
Though it's the most difficult plotline so far for Monica and her family, Asbille hints that her character's Season 5 arc isn't all dark. It involves "how she finds healing, as well," she shares.
The Season 5 premiere did not reveal what Kayce Dutton's [Luke Grimes] vision quest means at the end of Season 4, but it revealed what it does not mean. Kayce tells Monica outright that what constitutes "the end of us" is a choice, and he won't ever make the choice of it meaning the end of their marriage and family.
Yellowstone airs Sunday nights on Paramount Network. Season 5 is an extra-long season consisting of 14 episodes, which are slated to air in two arcs of seven episodes apiece.
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