'Yellowstone' filming an exercise in patience, Helena residents say

Jesse Chaney

As many Helena-area residents learned this week, television acting can be an exercise in patience.

“My advice if anyone is ever considering doing it is to have a lot of patience, because there’s a lot of sitting around,” said Alana Listoe of Helena, who was one of the 300 people selected to appear as an extra in an episode of “Yellowstone” filmed Monday at the Montana state Capitol. 

Starring Kevin Costner, the “Yellowstone” TV series follows the life of the fictional Dutton family, which owns the largest ranch in Montana. The ranch is in constant conflict with the expanding town, the Indian reservation and America’s first national park on its borders. Season 5 will premiere Nov. 13 on the Paramount Network. 

The extras who participated in Monday’s filming met at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds before being taken to the Capitol building where the film crews were set up. Listoe said she did her own hair and makeup and was asked to bring along a few different outfits from her own wardrobe.

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