Lily Gladstone, one of the stars of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film Killers of the Flower Moon, isn’t a fan of the hit Paramount Network show Yellowstone, to say the least.
Gladstone, who is expected to compete for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mollie Burkhart in Killers of the Flower Moon, said during a recent interview with Vulture that the Kevin Costner-starring series is a “delusional” and “deplorable” portrayal of the American west.
“No offense to the Native talent in that. I auditioned several times. That’s what we had, “ Gladstone added.
Yellowstone, which first premiered on Paramount Network in 2018, was created by Taylor Sheridan and tells the story of the fictional Dutton family, a group of ranchers who own vast swathes of land in Montana, and the conflicts that arise between the Dutton’s Yellowstone Ranch, the Broken Rock Indian reservation, Yellowstone National Park and land developers.
The series went on to become one of the biggest shows on television during the height of its powers. Production issues over the last few years, however, have dampened its popularity.
Gladstone will be starring in Killers of the Flower Moon opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, as she plays the love interest and wife of his character Ernest Burkhart.
In addition to the Oscar-winning DiCaprio and Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon also stars Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser, John Lithgow, Tantoo Cardinal, Jason Isbell, Scott Shepherd, Sturgill Simpson, and more.
Based on David Grann’s acclaimed non-fiction novel of the same name, Killers of the Flower Moon tells the story of the series of murders that plagued the oil-rich Osage nation of Native Americans in 1920s Oklahoma.
Prior to what will surely be a career-changing role in Killers of the Flower Moon, Gladstone previously starred in films such as Winter in the Blood, Certain Women, Buster’s Mal Heart, Walking Out, First Cow, and Fancy Dance, and TV shows such as Room 104, Billions, and Reservation Dogs.