Bentley shared his readiness to say goodbye to the show and discussed the challenges of portraying Jamie, along with his predictions and hopes for the series finale.
As Yellowstone nears its conclusion, Wes Bentley, known for his portrayal of Jamie Dutton, reflects on the emotional journey of playing such a complex character and the profound effect it has had on him. From the tormented son of Montana Governor John Dutton to facing off against his sister Beth in the midseason finale, Bentley discusses Jamie’s evolution and his own preparations to bid farewell to the show.
Wes Bentley on tapping into Jamie’s newfound strength
After the midseason finale, where Jamie defied his father and confronted his sister, Bentley reveals that Jamie Dutton will make a lasting impact in his final moments. Describing Jamie’s explosive exit, Bentley predicts, “He’s going to go out like a cannonball, maybe. Just blow it all up.” Despite not having seen the scripts, Bentley’s understanding of Jamie’s personality points to a more determined and uncompromising attitude in the following episodes.
Wes Bentley on embracing Jamie’s lingering presence
Reflecting on the midseason finale and the emotional weight of Jamie’s actions, Bentley acknowledges the lasting impact of Jamie’s melancholy. The show’s delayed return has made it challenging for Bentley to let go of the character, as Jamie’s presence remains ingrained in him. However, he anticipates that once filming resumes, Jamie’s intensity will come flooding back and overwhelm him once again.