Our favorite modern western TV show Yellowstone recently announced that the long-awaited Season 4 is on the way. The news excited us, the fans, all around the world, especially because the Yellowstone Season 3 has ended on a cliffhanger with major deadly attacks on the Dutton family. One of the main questions that were left behind at the thrilling season finale was who, among the talented Yellowstone cast, will be able to survive such brutality?
The eyes are especially on the character of Beth Dutton, played by the English actress Kelly Reilly. As the ruff but – somehow – lovable daughter of John Dutton, played by Kevin Costner, Reilly has won over the fans with her unique personality and complicated relationships with her loved ones. In this article, we have collected 10 facts about the Yellowstone show star Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton) that make her exceptional. So, without further ado, let’s dive in!
Yellowstone Season 4
Yellowstone series focuses on the Dutton family from Montana, who owns a major ranch that is often the target of several assaults from the neighboring rivals. Making the power struggles focal point of the series, the Yellowstone episodes often end with open-endings that leave us, the audience, curious to see what will come next.
However, the Season 3 finale was exceptionally intriguing in that sense, as many main characters, including Beth Dutton, were left facing death. Thus, when Paramount finally announced that the Yellowstone Season 4 will be aired in the fall, despite the lack of a certain date, the fans finally have taken a deep breath.
Apart from Costner and Reilly, the Yellowstone cast consists of names like Luke Grimes (Kayce Dutton), Was Bentley (Jamie Dutton), Cole Hauser (Rip Wheeler), Kelsey Asbille (Monica Long Dutton), and Brecken Merrill (Tate Dutton).
Kelly Reilly Husband
The character of Beth is a fan favorite. Well, who is the actress that impersonated this character in such an eye-catching way? Kelly Reilly is a 43 years-old English actress.
She is married to a financier named Kyle Baugher. The couple met in 2012 and got married within the same year. Before, Reilly was engaged to actor Jonah Lotan from 2007 to 2009. Today, the fierce couple happily lives in New York City.
Kelly Reilly as a Yellowstone Actress
Reilly’s character in Yellowstone, Beth, is strong, has no mercy, has a cutting tongue and some addiction issues. She works for the company Schwartz & Meyer. She is known to be a reliable investor.
The fact that she is the daughter of a very wealthy and strong field owner contributes to her character, as well as her mother’s early death. Since she is not an easy-going character, her relationships are often complicated as well, especially with her love interest Rip, and brother Jamie.
Does Beth Dutton Die?
In Yellowstone Season 3 finale, a bomb exploded in Beth’s office in an assassination attempt. Since then, we, as the fans, have been speculating on whether she has survived or not. Although it is not likely for a show to kill one of its main characters, when it comes to series such as Yellowstone, we should always be ready to embrace the unthinkable.
Still, many believe that Beth has survived, even if she got major wounds that might cause her to spend some time in the hospital. The fact that Reilly posts several pictures on her Instagram account from the set supports this idea.
Yet, the Season 4 trailer hints that someone has probably died, as the crows (which are symbolizing death) were heavily used in it. In a show like Yellowstone where symbolism carries a high value, these small clues are always worth taking into consideration.
Beth Dutton and Rip Wheeler
If Beth dies, which we hope not, it would be a quite tragic death, since she was finally close to the happiness she waited for so long with her lover Rip. The couple’s relationship dates back to their teenage years, when Rip, an orphan boy, was found by Beth’s father, John, and given a job and a place within their house.
Although there were initial sparks between the two and multiple hookups over the years, it takes them decades to finally come together as a couple. There is no doubt that both of them have had rough lives which hardened them. Still, starting from Season 1, the series makes it clear that the two love each other deeply without any condition.
Do Rip and Beth Get Marry?
After moving in together in Season 3, Beth finally proposes to Rip in an attempt to make their relationship official. Rip even digs out her dead mother’s body to take off her wedding ring to give it to Beth. Although it is certainly an extreme move, the couple shows how much they value each other and becomes close to a happy ending more than ever.
And yet, Season 3’s shocking finale might be signaling the end of this newly engaged couple as well. Still, let’s hope for the better and dream of seeing the two get married finally in Season 4.
Beth Dutton and Jamie Dutton
One of the most complicated relationships of Beth takes place with her older brother Jamie. The Yellowstone series was always hinting that there was something wrong between the two. Especially on Beth’s end, it was clear that she wasn’t a fan of her brother. She was openly hating her.
After many speculations. We finally learned in later seasons that back then, Beth got pregnant in one of her hookups with Rip, and asked for Jamie’s help in having an abortion. The two go to a clinic together, where the clinic informs Jamie that they can do the operation but Beth would be left sterilized afterward. Jamie agrees to the operation without informing Beth on the issue, which Beth never forgets and forgives, even though Jamie thinks that he has taken the right decision at the time.
Apart from this traumatic experience, it is learned in Season 3 that Jamie was adopted, which might also be influential in the two’s problematic relationship.
Kelly Reilly Movies
Beth is one of Reilly’s most loved roles for sure. However, Reilly has many more to offer in her long career. Playing in movies and series since her teenage years, Reilly had various diverse roles over the years.
She played in multiple TV movies in the 1990’s such as the Prime Suspect series and Children of the New Forest. In the early 2000s, she performed in movies like Last Orders, Peaches, and Pride and Prejudice.
Her career took off in the late 2000s as she played in Sherlock Holmes, a blockbuster, alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. In the 2010s, she performed in the sequel movie of Sherlock Holmes while also taking part in the hit TV show True Detective among other projects. Her latest movie Eight of Silver, which is a horror movie that portrays her in a quite different role than Beth, was released this year. Currently, apart from Yellowstone, the actress is working on a movie project named Promises.
Kelly Reilly Net Worth
Kelly Reilly is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million. Although her net salary from Yellowstone is yet to be known, the fact that she is cast alongside 2 Oscar winner Kevin Costner in a big-budget show, one can estimate that she is earning more than a regular TV show actor/actress earns. It is generally estimated that regular broadcast networks often pay a number around $40,000 per episode for their actors and actresses.
However, Yellowstone is aired on streaming services of Paramount Network and Amazon Prime, which signals that their cast is earning more than the regular TV casts. Previously, the Hollywood Reported reported that Costner himself earns $500,000 per episode. Considering these facts, one can estimate that Reilly is earning less than $500,000 but more than $40,000 per episode.
Beth Dutton Age, Costume, Wig, Hat, Coat, Dresses
Beth Dutton was 34 years old in Season 3 of Yellowstone. Her style is a unique mix of western chic and feminine flamboyant. She likes to wear clothes fitting to the country atmosphere, which are usually denim, large coats, boots, and of course, cowboy hats. However, she also occasionally wears more feminine outfits such as furs.
She does not wear much makeup although usually likes to have black eyeliner around her eyes and a little bit of lip gloss. Her hair is quite natural-looking, blond and she has fringes that frame her face. Although she is a country girl, she knows how to look modern without eliminating her roots from her style as a whole.