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Kevin Costner taught me to be ‘a gentleman on set’ of ‘Yellowstone’


Cole Hauser and Kevin Costner have gotten closer than ever as they saddle up for season 5 of “Yellowstone.”

The Western drama, created by Taylor Sheridan, explores how John Dutton, played by Costner, is handling life because the governor of Montana and the unexpected challenges that role brings to his ranching family. The hit series, which has garnered surprising fans comparable to Drake, has been airing since 2018. The brand new season premiered on Sunday.

Hauser told Fox News Digital that he and his TV father-in-law have bonded over time.

“[What surprised me about Costner is] just what form of human being he’s,” the 47-year-old explained in regards to the 67-year-old. “Before an actor or as a creative soul is just him as an individual. He’s from the form of area in California [that I’m from]. He’s from Ventura. I’m from Santa Barbara. And attending to know him over the past five years, I mean I’ve learned lots about just being a gentleman on set and just a category act… He’s got [a] a family. I actually have three kids, an exquisite wife. And he’s just someone to look as much as for my part. After which creatively, his storytelling, his want and desire to proceed to push the envelope as a… creator… it’s inspiring.”

Kevin Costner and Cole Hauser attend Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” Season 2 Premiere Party at Lombardi House on May 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Getty Images for Paramount Netwo

The series has helped launch the Western comeback in Hollywood.

After the Costner-led “Yellowstone” became a smash hit, the Paramount+ streaming service ordered the series “1932,” in regards to the roots of the Dutton family. In February, the service also announced that the primary prequel, “1883,” will probably be back for a second season. Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are amongst its stars.

 Cole Hauser and Cynthia Daniel attend The 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 09, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. Cole Hauser and Cynthia Daniel attend The 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 09, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. Getty Images

Despite the show’s success, Hauser admitted that “it’s difficult” abandoning his family for long periods to film in Montana. He and his wife, photographer and former actress Cynthia Daniel, have been married since 2006.

“The children are getting older,” he said. “I actually have an 18-year-old, a 14-year-old and a 9-year-old. Being away for five, six months out of the 12 months will not be easy. But I attempt to get back. They arrive up in the course of the summer after they’re not in class and never playing sports. We make it work out. But there’s at all times attempting to be higher in terms of ensuring that I’m around… especially for my two oldest boys. They definitely need me. So it’s work to navigate the 2.”

Hauser noted he’s at all times desirous to help his children embrace the nice outdoors, especially while he’s filming. The actor, who grew up in Oregon, previously told People magazine that his childhood was crammed with riding horses and “cruising around with cows.”

“They like to fish,” he boasted. “We fish lots on the Bitterroot and that’s our time to simply relax, discuss life and what’s occurring with them. After which we sit under the celebs lots on the market. Montana’s a really peaceful place to spend time together with your family members, family and friends… You’ve gotten to check for the week, after all, but on weekends, I dedicate as much time as I can to them. I navigate time only for them.”

Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler and Kevin Costner as John Dutton
'Yellowstone' TV Show Season 2.Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler and Kevin Costner as John Dutton
‘Yellowstone’ TV Show Season 2.Emerson Miller/Paramount/Kobal/S

Playing Rip Wheeler isn’t any easy feat. Hauser described how the role required grueling hours dedicated to “cowboy camp,” his day by day training to ride and cord effortlessly.

“You gotta put in saddle time,” he said. “There’s no way around it. You’re gonna be sore for the primary week, 10 days… you have got to be great as a horseman. And Taylor [Sheridan] has been great throughout the five years of putting me with a few of the perfect within the business in terms of continuing to grow and be higher not only [in] my job as a cowboy, but additionally on this planet of being an awesome horseman. So I’m blessed and lucky to have these people around me. And I’ll proceed to do it. I mean, there’s no way you possibly can ever be great at it. It’s just considered one of those things you have got to proceed to work on.”

Pictured left to right on porch - Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly), John Dutton (Kevin Costner), Monica Long (Kelsey Asbille) and Jamie Duttong (Wes Bentley).  Front row - Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes) and Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser).Cole Hauser says that he and Kevin Costner, his TV father-in-law, have bonded over time. Yellowstone Emerson Miller/Paramoun

Moreover, being right within the mountains of Montana has its perks. Hauser said that along the best way, he has learned some helpful lessons from real-life cowboys.

“It’s all about discipline and riding constantly,” he said. “It’s necessary to at all times search for those little diamonds that they provide you with along the best way, whether it’s roping, cutting, or riding. We’re around a number of the biggest professionals in terms of riding on this planet. You open your ears and listen. Thankfully, I feel they’re pretty completely happy with what I’m doing.”

Shortly before Hauser took on the role of Wheeler, he broke his back falling off a horse filming the movie “The Last Champion.” At first, he was anxious about his ability to ride again, but because the saying goes, in case you fall off a horse, you get right back on.

Cole Hauser and Kevin CostnerCole Hauser says that he and Kevin Costner, his TV father-in-law, have bonded over time. GC Images

“It was a bit rough, but numerous it’s mental,” said the star. “And what I discovered [with] getting back on the saddle is that I strengthened my back because your core is such an enormous thing in terms of riding. And so, it actually helped me once I had broken my back… three months prior to getting the job, after which getting back on the horse and really just working my core out.”

“It fixed my back,” he insisted. “In actual fact, once I actually stop riding is when it starts to harm. So the months I take off in between ‘Yellowstone’ and going back to work is when I actually have to proceed to ensure that my core is robust. ‘Cause as you become older… the body starts to collapse.”

Hauser beamed when told that chances are high, he was meant to be on a horse.

“I began that way and I feel I’ll end that way,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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