Famed Actor: ‘I Make Movies for Men’

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(DailyEmailNews.com) – Discussing his latest movie role, actor Kevin Costner talked about his new film “Horizon: An American Saga” and revealed that he makes “movies for men.”

During an interview on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast hosted by Josh Horowitz, the 69-year-old actor mentioned that although his films typically cater to a male audience, he consistently includes “strong women characters” in his narratives.

“If I look back at my career, the one thing I have. I make movies for men. That’s what I do,” Costner stated.

“But I won’t make a movie unless I have strong women characters, and that’s how I’ve conducted my career. And I think that’s why I have a good following,” he added.

Costner appreciated the support from female viewers, humorously thanking them, “I thank you women for dragging your men here. It was a Western, after all.”

He also shared insights into his scriptwriting process for “Horizon,” stressing the importance of female roles in driving the plot.

“Whenever you start writing … you’d go, ‘Where’s the woman?’” he said. “It just drove the story in every plot line. It just seemed to me to be so easy. I mean, I just hardly couldn’t conceive of a scene that didn’t involve women or a young girl raised by a strong woman.”

The first installment of the planned four-part “Horizon: An American Saga” series was released in June but has faced challenges at the box office, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Despite a production budget of $100 million, it garnered only $11 million domestically during its opening weekend, placing third behind Pixar’s sequel to “Inside Out” and “A Quiet Place: Day One.”

Additionally, Costner opened up about his exit from the hit TV series “Yellowstone,” where production changes conflicted with his schedule for “Horizon.”

“Somewhere along the line they wanted to change things,” he noted, referring to the proposed split of the show’s season into parts 5A and 5B, which interfered with his film commitments.

“A show I was only doing once a year I was now doing twice,” he added, revealing the creative disputes and negotiations that ultimately led to his departure.

“We did negotiate. There were issues about creative. I tried to break the log jam. They walked away,” he concluded.

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