Cole Hauser OF ‘YELLOWSTONE’
ON PARAMOUNT NETWORK
Do you have to come down from a character like Rip after a shooting day or season has ended? You know, I’ve been doing it long enough, I guess, at this point where it’s a little easier to turn the switch on and off, especially when you have families and having kids and living with me, especially last year. You know, you can’t bring it home. You’ve got to make sure that you can switch gears and be a daddy. And so I think over time, I’ve gotten a lot better at that but many years ago I think this would’ve been a tough character to come in and out of. The fight scenes must leave you banged up and exhausted, no? Yeah, there’s a couple of fight scenes coming up in Season 2 that we literally shot from 6:30 a.m. to five o’clock in the afternoon. And it was just a really kind of brutal, taxing thing that we did but in the end it’s going to look amazing. And you know, I try to get in the best shape I can. I’m starting to get a little bit long in the tooth – I’m almost 45 years old – so running around with these young kids like Luke Grimes and wrestling him around is not always easy but we still enjoy it. I’m still loving it. The fight scene with Luke in second episode looked like a lot of choreography. (Laughs) Yeah, and being slammed on the ground and just twisting and turning. That’s one of the bigger fight scenes I think I’ve ever done.