Killers of the Flower Moon breakout star Lily Gladstone calls Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone a delusional portrayal of the American West.
Sheridan has made an extraordinary television empire around his Western soap opera Yellowstone and its myriad of spin-offs set in America over the last two centuries. While the Kevin Costner-led show will end after 5 seasons owing to an irreconcilable contract conflict, the Taylorverse remains the backbone of Paramount+ and will not be going away anytime soon.
In a new interview with Vulture, Gladstone shared her opinion on the series. She went on to say that she auditioned for the show since meaningful roles for Native Americans are limited, and she doesn’t blame any performers for taking part in it.
“Delusional! Deplorable! No offense to the Native talent in that. I auditioned several times. That’s what we had.”
Gladstone will appear in Martin Scorsese’s film Killers of the Flower Moon, which chronicles the actual story of a series of murders targeting rich Native Americans in Oklahoma around the turn of the twentieth century.
Talking about the movie she told Empire Magazine, “A lot of people are really wanting to call this ‘Martin Scorsese’s Western’ with Natives and Westerns, we are so dehumanized that it just kind of feels like we’re part of the landscape — instead of humans that are telling a story.”
Killers of the Flower Moon will hit cinemas on October 6.