Lilli Kay discusses the LGBTQ+ kiss scene in Yellowstone Season 5. In Yellowstone, Kay plays Clara Brewer, who works as John Dutton’s assistant after he is sworn in as Montana’s governor.  

Clara has proven to be a staunch supporter of John during his new position’s turmoil and potential impeachment threats. 

Despite the fact that Clara is new to politics and still learning, she becomes a valuable asset to John and his family.

Kay describes her experience with the show prior to being hired in an interview with Deadline.  

Kay has family members who work on the show, including her father, Stephen Kay, who is a director and executive producer, and her stepmother, Piper Perabo.

She was cast in Yellowstone season 5 as Clara due to her experience as an actor in her own right, her expertise in horseback riding, and her connection to the show.  

We were in our Covid protocol. It was written that Clara is making out with someone in the background behind John and Summer.  

And we were trying to figure out who was easy and comfortable [to cast] who was also in the testing cycle.  

Despite some positive reactions to Yellowstone’s brief lesbians on the range scene in season 5, episode 7, some viewers have already expressed disdain for the decision.

Amidst hints about other characters’ sexualities, such as Beth (Kelly Reilly) and Rip (Cole Hauser), Clara is Yellowstone’s first openly gay character.