Sam Elliott is popping out with weapons blazing.
After hitting headlines for slamming Jane Campion’s Oscar-nominated Western “The Power of the Dog,” the Hollywood actor has additionally revealed he’s additionally not a fan of TV’s “Yellowstone” — regardless of starring within the present’s new prequel, “1883.”
Elliott, 77, made the admission throughout his look on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast late final month, saying the wildly common Western sequence was too soapy for his liking.
“I’m not a ‘Yellowstone’ fan,” Elliott said. “I don’t watch ‘Yellowstone.’ I like [series star Kevin] Costner. There are plenty of good individuals on the solid, a number of of them I’ve labored with earlier than. Nothing towards any of them, but it surely’s simply an excessive amount of like f – – king ‘Dallas’ or one thing for me.”
The actor’s disparaging remarks have been made in the identical interview wherein he hit out at “The Energy of the Canine” — producing widespread media protection.
Elliott — who has starred in a number of basic Western films himself — didn’t maintain again when quizzed about Campion’s movie, which revolves round a closeted cowboy residing in Nineteen Twenties Montana.
“You wish to speak about that piece of s – – t?” the actor requested, referring to “The Energy of the Canine.”
Elliott claimed the male actors within the film appeared like Chippendales dancers as a result of they “put on bowties and never a lot else.”
“That’s what all these f – – king cowboys in that film appeared like,” the actor fumed. “They’re all operating round in chaps and no shirts. There’s all these allusions to homosexuality all through the f – – king film.”
“The place’s the Western on this Western?” Elliott continued. “I imply, [actor Benedict] Cumberbatch by no means obtained out of his f – – king chaps.”
The actor’s criticisms sparked a harsh response from Campion, who claimed Elliott was not in a position to be criticizing whether or not one thing was or wasn’t authentically “Western.”
“It must be mentioned, I feel, he was being a little bit of a b-i-t-c-h, as a result of, you already know, he’s not a cowboy both, he’s an actor — he grew up in Sacramento and was educated in Oregon . . . We’re dealing in a fictional world, we’re dealing in a mythic universe,” she advised Variety.
“The West is a fable, it doesn’t exist — Annie Proulx mentioned that — and there’s plenty of room on the vary to discover that fable. And that is simply one other model of it,” Campion additional mentioned of her movie.
The Oscar nominee later humorously challenged Elliot to a Western-style “shootout” at the Warner Bros. movie lot. He has not publicly responded.