Lainey Wilson: Her Best Friend On ‘Yellowstone’ May Surprise You
New ACM multiple nominee Lainey Wilson shares some tidbits of her time filming Yellowstone and who was one of the kindest and most welcoming to her when she first came to the set for her first acting gig.
Lainey told the Dutton Rules Podcast it was none other than actress Kelly Reilley, who plays the tough character Beth Dutton on the show. Wilson actually did her very first scene with Reilly. She said of the actress, “The truth is, she made me bath salts, she loved on me, she encouraged me, she lifted me up.”
Lainey said that she made many friends on the show and that they all surrounded her with support when her father was hospitalized and given a 1 percent chance to live. She shared, “Every day we were on set, they were wanting updates about, ‘How’s your daddy doing? We’re praying. We’re lifting him up.'” She added, “Every single person just came up to me and was loving on me as much as they could. That’s truly, I think, what also gave me the strength to keep on pushing through.”
It was Reilly who was the most supportive and helped soothe Wilson’s anxiety about acting. Lainey said, “When we got to talking, we were so just amazed by each other’s accents because you know she’s British? We were, like, looking at each other. We needed a translator between me and her. She was like, ‘I was hoping that we could be friends on the show.'”
Lainey concluded of her new friend, “She’s just a great person.”
This morning (4/13), Wilson learned that she is a multiple ACM Award nominee receiving the most nods for a female artist with six nominations including Female Artist of the Year. She is nominated in more categories than any other artist. Last year, she won in both categories she was nominated in.