According to Dawn Olivieri, her “Yellowstone” character is informed and portrayed through real-life experiences that she’s actually been through. “I’ve lived this reality in my actual life where I’ve done this to guys,” she told ET last year. “I will use my experience and my grasp on a mental landscape and I will construct a scaffolding, maybe, of thought that allows them to climb up there and see life, see their situation differently,” Olivieri explained. “But the second that they need to take a step, it topples, because I built it, not him.”
When it comes to the Jamie and Sarah Atwood dynamic, Olivieri says it’s also something that she portrays through life experience. She told ET: “I’m just doing it the same way I would do it in real life with a man. If he has a desire and I have a desire, I’m going to merge those two and see if we can both get what we want. But who’s to say what happens here?”
In early January, Paramount announced that “Yellowstone” would be going on hiatus until the summer of 2023 (via Decider). Six more episodes are currently slated for the second half of Season 5, along with tons of drama surrounding Jamie and Sarah’s relationship and her quest to tear apart the Duttons. Until then, people will just have to speculate about what sort of trouble she has up her sleeve. “My poker face is the best you’re gonna see,” Olivieri told TV Guide.