Sam Elliott admits he’s not a ‘Yellowstone’ fan, says it’s ‘too much’ like ‘Dallas’

During a recent appearance on Marc Maron’sWTF” 播客, the actor admitted he’s not a fan of the Kevin Costner-led TV seriesYellowstone.

It’s noted that the 77-year-old stars in the popular drama’s prequel series “1883.”

I’m not a ‘Yellowstone’ fan,” Elliott told the outlet. “I don’t watch ‘Yellowstone.’ I love Costner. There are a lot of good people on the cast, a few of them I’ve worked with before. Nothing against any of them, but it’s just too much like fing ‘Dallas’ or something, for me.


Actor Sam Elliott stars in ‘1883’.

Actor Sam Elliott stars in ‘1883’. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)

Elliott had harsher words for another Western, “The Power of the Dog,” which is directed by Jane Campion.

When Elliott was asked if he had seen the film, the star replied, “You want to talk about that piece of s—?”

Elliott referenced a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times that featured a review blurb that described the film asan evisceration of the American myth.The film is also nominated for 12 Academy Awards.

“我想, what the f—?” Elliott said of the adaptation from the 1967 novel by Thomas Savage. “This is a guy who has done Westerns his entire life. ‘The evisceration of the American myth.’ It looked like — what are all those dancers, those guys in New York that wear bow ties and not much else? Remember them from back in the day?”


Kevin Costner stars in Paramount Network's ‘Yellowstone'.

Kevin Costner stars in Paramount Network’s ‘Yellowstone’. (图片来自Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic)

“哦, the Chippendales?” Maron asked.

That’s what all these fing cowboys in that movie looked like,” Elliott replied. “They’re all running around in chaps and no shirts. There’s all these allusions to homosexuality throughout the fing movie.

Maron replied, “是啊, I think that’s what the movie’s about,” speaking to the fact Benedict Cumberbatch’s character, Phil Burbank, is homosexual and has yet to come out of the closet.

It was then that Elliott fixed his crosshair on Campion, who is nominated for three Academy Awards this year.

Sam Elliott made it clear he wasn't a fan of Jane Campion's ‘The Power of the Dog’.

Sam Elliott made it clear he wasn’t a fan of Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of the Dog’. (盖蒂图片社)

“[Jane Campion’s] a brilliant director, 顺便说说,” Elliott insisted. “I love her work, previous work. But what the fdoes this woman from down there, 新西兰, know about the American West? And why in the fdoes she shoot this movie in New Zealand and call it Montana and say, ‘This is the way it was?’ So that fing rubbed me the wrong way, pal.

“我的意思是, Cumberbatch never got out of his fing chaps,” Elliott maintained of the film. “He had two pairs of chaps — a wooly pair and a leather pair. And every fing time he would walk in from somewhere … he never was on a horse, maybe once — he’d walk into the fing house, storm up the fing stairs, go lay in his bed in his chaps and play his banjo. 就像是, what the f—?”

与此同时, Netflix appeared to have heard Elliott’s remarks, and a day after the interview was sent into the ether, the streaming giant tweeted a scene that showed Kodi Smit-McPhee’s character telling his mother, who is played by Kirsten Dunst, “He’s just a man. Only another man.

Elliot doubled down on his sentiment by the end of the back and forth, 加, “Where’s the Western in this Western?… I took it fing personal, pal.

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