Two veteran actors, Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, who are starring in Yellowstone’s prequel series 1923 say they are excited about carving out names in the Dutton family tree.
The pair of actors premiered the show on December 18 on Paramount+ and even though they have decided to take on the roles, they have not spoken with Yellowstone superstar Kevin Costner.
“I respect Kevin enormously and his body of work and everything he’s done, and the work he’s doing in Yellowstone,” Harrison told E! News at the 1923 premiere on Nov. 4. “But I’m on my own path.”
Harrison continued, “We haven’t had a chance to catch up, but I’m looking forward to it.”
Harrison who is also the star in Apple TV+’s Shrinking said in January that when he was offered to play the role in 1923, it wasn’t about anything other than it all came down to scripts.
“I wanted to do it because I like the writing,” he said. “I thought it was an incredibly ambitious and vigorous character to play and it seemed like a good idea.”
When E! News asked Helen about speaking with Kevin Costner, she had a very similar answer to Harrison.
“No, I haven’t spoken to Kevin, actually,” she told E! News. “I don’t know him! Maybe we’ll all get together one of these days.”
For Helen, who is an Oscar-winning actress, the series 1923 was purely an opportunity for her to jump into a passion of her’s that she has for history, which is something she has proactively looked for in her career.
“I’ve always been fascinated by American history, especially the American West,” Helen explained. “Many years ago, I was doing theater here and I took a train from San Francisco to Detroit, to ride across those amazing plains that the people who came west walked across. I was so blown away by the realization of the effort and the courage and the struggle of that.”
1923 premieres December 18 on Paramount+, you can watch the interview with Harrison and Helen in the video below.