from Yellowstone Luke Grimes plays a horseman Kayce Duttonson of farm owner John Dutton (Kevin Costner). Horses are obviously part of Kayce’s daily life and an important aspect of the farm in general – even for the Duttons. So you might be surprised to learn that Grimes, for a long time, was actually fear of horses.
Yes, you read that right. The man who regularly brings us Kayce Dutton used to be afraid of horses! During an appearance on Live with Kelly and RyanGrimes came clean with the truth that now feels like a major revelation: she was afraid of horses when she first started filming. Yellowstone. In fact, it took him quite a while to ever feel comfortable around them: two years!
“He’s got a mind of his own,” Grimes explained to Kelly and Ryan, talking about his horse and the thoughts that went through his head when it came to working with animals. “There are some close calls. You get a little scared. But now, you just can’t worry about it. Because you worry, they worry — the whole thing.”
Now, of course, horses are a major part of Grimes’ life. Before accepting his new role as Kayce, he actually only tried riding a few times before participating in the creator. of Taylor Sheridan improvised”boot camp for cowboys.” That made it extremely difficult for him to really immerse himself in the role as he originally wanted.
As he further revealed The Official Yellowstone Podcastin fact, he had only been up close and personal with the horses during filming The Magnificent Sevenplaying a character he wasn’t Fairly the rider who turned out to be Kayce. He didn’t learn to ride then because it wasn’t a requirement for the role, which is something that has completely changed since he joined cast by Yellowstone.
Grimes has now spent five years as Kayce and is more comfortable with horses than ever. And at least some, if not all, of that comfort can be attributed to Sheridan helping him learn how to ride “real” horses, a skill the actor “never saw coming,” but on who describes it as a “joy” to learn, as he confessed Entertainment Weekly. Even then, it took him a while to get where he wanted to be. It takes consistent practice to be able to handle horses as we believe his character can.
Now Grimes is so involved in the ranch lifestyle that he and wife Bianca Rodrigues Grimes have made the decision to move to Montana to pursue a real-world cowboy dream. Life imitates art, and now Grimes is that much closer to being like Kayce.