Yellowstone Cole Hauser Never Expected Fans to Fall in Love With Rip

The actor talked about his character's unexpected situation, becoming Dutton, and what's next for the show.

When it comes to the number of fans the show has, none of the Dutton Ranch residents beat Rip Wheeler.

Over the course of the series' first four seasons, the incredibly loyal ranch hand proves himself to be just as comfortable leading a cattle drive

This is a twist that Cole Hauser didn't see coming. Asked if he was surprised that fans fell in love with Rip

The actor, who recently returned to the character again for the show's fifth season, laughs and says, "Yeah."

Surprising even Taylor, he acknowledges the T&C, "It's certainly not something that was ever on the table.

I wrote this scene, the way you kill this guy or burn this guy,' you know what I mean? And for whatever reason it does the opposite.