‘Yellowstone’ Star Gives McConaughey Some Tough-Love Over Working With Taylor Sheridan

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“Yellowstone” star Piper Perabo gave Entertainment Tonight some advice Tuesday to pass along to Matthew McConaughey, the likely lead actor of the next major spinoff series from the show’s creator, Taylor Sheridan.

“Yellowstone” is coming to an end after the final half of season five, which is set to premiere in November 2023. The news was far from a surprise to those of us tracking the drama behind the scenes of the series. Upon releasing the sad news, Paramount noted that superstar Matthew McConaughey will likely lead the show’s first major spinoff to carry the “Yellowstone” moniker, and we can expect it to drop not too long after the series’ conclusion.

Perabo, who plays everyone’s least favorite character on the series (“Summer”), told ET that McConaughey “lives in Texas, he understands the cowboy lifestyle.” But she noted that “he better be a good rider because Taylor Sheridan is a great cowboy. But if you don’t know how to ride, I don’t know if cowboy schools [are] gonna get you up to “Yellowstone” level. You better come in with some experience.”

Sheridan hosts a cowboy camp at his ranch in Texas to train up all of the cowboys on his series. Actor Brian Geraghty described the two-week camp as “torture,” but it allowed him to bond with his co-stars and the team of “Yellowstone” spinoff series “1923.” (RELATED: Taylor Sheridan Has An ‘Unusual’ Level Of Power That Is Apparently Pissing Off Paramount Execs)

Something tells me that, given McConaughey and Sheridan’s sociological similarities, we won’t have anything to worry about. McConaughey will be riding before we know it (and probably already is).