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Yellowstone star Lilli Kay reveals how new character shakes up the Dutton family - Exclusive

The actress plays newcomer Clara

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Nicky Morris
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Yellowstone star Lilli Kay has revealed how her character, newcomer Clara Brewer, is set to shake up the Dutton family in the new season of the hit Paramount drama. 

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Chatting to HELLO! at the premiere in New York City, the actress revealed that Clara's political morals are different and "new" compared to the original characters. 

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Chatting about her character's role as John Dutton's new assistant and how she accustoms to her new job, she said: "I think it's kind of hilarious. This is a character who is entering this world that she's very not accustomed to. She is a political [woman]. She's used to sort of dealing with politicians, she's not used to this and I think she, in a weird way, is like us. 

"If any of us were to walk into this family and this world, you'd go 'I got to get it together'. But I think she does have her feet on the ground when it comes to politics in a very sort of morally straightforward way, which is new."

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Teasing Clara's relationship with John, Lilli implied that the two don't get off to the smoothest start. "Initially, he's a big challenge," she said. "He's difficult to wrangle but I think she just gains so much respect for him and for the way that he operates and I think they kind of have a little bit of camaraderie as it goes along. They sort of start to get used to each other."

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Lilli plays John Dutton's assistant Clara

Speaking about Clara's goals over the course of the new series, Lilli added: "I think that they change, because I think initially she's being a dutiful assistant and trying to function in her role within the government, but I think that her allegiance sort of shifts to being loyal to this family, and to John.

"Learning how to fight the way the Duttons fight. That's a different, a huge, shift."

Yellowstone seasons one to four are available to stream on Paramount +. Season five premieres on 14 November in the UK and 13 November in the US. 

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