‘Yellowstone’ star Gil Birmingham has ‘great love’ for co-star Mo brings a lot – his character ‘provides such a great cultural anchor for Rainwater’ [EXCLUSIVE]
Yellowstone star Gil Birmingham (Chef Thomas Rainwater) has nothing but praise for his co-star, Mo Brings Plenty (Mo). The two actors had known each other for years before joining the cast of Taylor Sheridan’s neo-western. And Birmingham says working together has brought them closer.
Gil Birmingham of ‘Yellowstone’ has ‘big love’ for his co-star Mo Brings Plenty
Showbiz Cheat Sheet recently had the chance to speak with Birmingham before Yellowstone Season 5. We asked him about his relationship with Brings Plenty, and he says it’s as close off-screen as it is on.
“I’ve known Mo for probably about 12 years and was really thrilled when he came on board, and how his character really developed as a partner,” Birmingham said.
“He provides such a great cultural anchor for Rainwater. And since most of our scenes are together, you know, we spend a lot of off-screen time together. Probably more than we do any of the other characters. I have great, great love for Mo and Sarah, his wife and their son Jernyce.
Mo Brings Plenty instantly connected with Taylor Sheridan
Properly represent Native American culture in Yellowstone was important to creator Taylor Sheridan, and Brings Plenty says he immediately noticed that when he first met him for the role of Mo.
“The moment Taylor and I met was an instant connection because he knew a family from my home, the reservation where I’m from, and I knew that same family…it made me realize that he is a person who really has a heart for Indian country,” he said. Char-Koosta News.
“And so the majority of the time people will say ‘come with me’ but you end up standing behind them, where Taylor Sheridanif he’s sitting at a table, he makes room for you at that table to sit next to him.
Mo Brings Plenty’s Real Family Appeared In ‘Yellowstone’ Season 4
Brings Plenty Admits He Almost Quit Acting Before Landing The Role Of Mo On Yellowstone. He says he talked to his family about it and decided he would finish the year to see what would happen. Before the end of the year, Yellowstone came about. And it changed the course of Brings Plenty’s acting career.
In Season 4, he actually got the chance to enjoy his new professional success with his real family. In a brief scene, fans got a glimpse into Mo’s personal life when he was seen at home with his wife and teenage son.
In the brief scene, Mo’s wife prepares paper lunch bags. And when he sees that he gets peanut butter and jelly and their son gets roast beef, he asks why their son gets the meat instead.
Mo and his swap end up swapping lunches, then he kisses his wife goodbye and goes to the barn where he’s got the “party planner” who helped stage the hit on the Duttons. That’s who gets the roast beef sandwich.
As the episode aired, the official Yellowstone Twitter account revealed that Mo’s “wife and son” in the scene were “played by his real family”.
Yellowstone Season 5 premieres Sunday, November 13 on the Paramount Network.