Lainey Wilson visits Spotify House during CMA Fest at Ole Red on June 11, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee
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Kelly Reilly Gives 'Yellowstone' Co-Star Lainey Wilson High Praise Filming Season 5

Yellowstone season 5 is currently in limbo as we wait for Part 2 to start filming up in Montana. Season 5, which we now know will be the last in this specific Dutton story in the Taylor Sheridan universe, had numerous new faces join. One of the most unexpected and welcome additions came in the form of country singer Lainey Wilson. Series creator Taylor Sheridan created a special role just for her after featuring her music in the series, and fans loved seeing her show off her acting chops as a musician named Abby.

Wilson shared some sweet scenes as the onscreen love interest for dutiful ranch hand Ryan but was also able to share screentime with none other than Beth Dutton herself. Just like any Yellowstone fan would be, Wilson was particularly excited to work with Kelly Reilly, who expertly plays the ruthless fan favorite. Is Reilly just as intense as her onscreen character? Wilson opened up about her experience on set with the British actress with Entertainment Tonight and admitted that Reilly and Beth couldn't be more different. As much as we love Beth, that's definitely a relief.

"She's actually one of the nicest people I've ever met in my entire life," she shared. "Which was shocking, because [Beth is] a tough mama jama. She will cut you."

Well, that's an understatement! Beth Dutton doesn't really bond with many all. We know she loves Rip Wheeler, she finally married the guy after four seasons. And she welcomed Carter into her home after meeting the teenage orphan at a hospital in season 4. But in terms of friends...she doesn't really have any. Not her sister-in-law Monica or any ladies around town. "She told me, 'I was hoping you'd be my first friend on the show,'" Wilson shared.

Could it be? Is Beth finally getting a friend on the show? If that's the case, we can only assume that Wilson's character Abby is just as tough as nails as Beth. Who else could she possibly form a bond with? Based on the first half of the season's episodes, it's unclear if they'll form more of a relationship other than just casually in passing. Taylor Sheridan has yet to steer us wrong with his writing.

In a recent interview, Wilson admitted she was nervous about acting for the first time since she had such little experience, saying she felt like a 'fish out of water.' But she got some high praise from Reilly after filming their first episode together.

"On the first episode when we were filming, Kelly Reilly told me, 'Had you not told me that this was your first time, I'd been thinking you'd been doing it forever,'" Wilson told CMT. "I took that as a compliment. I mean, she's one of the best actresses in the entire world."

"I can't just learn my lines," she added. "There's got to be an emotion that's connected to it. I have to be in the moment. So, if I'm reading lines back and forth, I need it to sound just like me, and you were having a conversation. That's really hard, but I love it. I'm having a lot of fun."

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