It’s no secret that Kevin Costner is fully invested in the Western epic he co-wrote, directs, and stars in, Horizon. However, were you aware of the fact that he is “building a suspension bridge” committed?
The star of Yellowstone recently spoke to a Utah newspaper, St. George News, where he said that a recent production snag occurred when the site he had planned to shoot a certain sequence in the film fell through. What’s wrong? Flooding was imminent since adjacent mountains had received record amounts of snow.
“It was always my desire to shoot in that other location. Costner said, “We even built a suspension bridge.” And we planned to drop our carts there from a height of 50 feet over the river. It was on my head, we constructed it, and the cranes were in place. Then the heavy snowfall began. The common consensus was that “the water is going to come up.”
Costner’s suspension bridge succumbed to the forces of nature, sadly. Losing his location “broke my heart” because “I have my mind set on what it’s going to look like and how people will enjoy it,” he added.
This new location was also in the Shivwits Band of Paiutes reserve in Southern Utah, thus the multi-hyphenate star was able to make do.
He told the St. George News, “It’s a good lesson for everybody.” “There are times when you have to let things go,” they say.
According to reports, Costner and the creator of Yellowstone, Taylor Sheridan, have been butting heads because of his devotion to his four-part movie. In order to focus on his first directorial attempt in 20 years, Costner allegedly asked to work fewer days on the Paramount+ series; and Sheridan, who is in charge of over one million episodes, is very busy himself. There was no way to avoid clashes in schedules.
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“My last conversation with Kevin was that he had this passion project he wanted to direct,” Sheridan said in an extensive interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Time in Yellowstone was a point of contention between him and the network. I reassured him that, “We can certainly work a schedule toward [his preferred exit date],” and we eventually achieved just that.
Paramount+ confirmed in May that the program will finish with the second half of Season 5 after months of internal strife.
Sheridan told THR, “My opinion of Kevin as an actor hasn’t altered.” He absorbed a lot of criticism without complaint, and I’m not sure he deserved it. It’s clear that his movie is a top priority, and he’s eager to switch gears. I’m crossing my fingers that it was worth it and that the film was actually good.
Costner, don’t stop ordering those cranes! It would appear that you have much to prove.