‘Yellowstone’ Brought in Lilli Kay’s Real-Life Partner for Her Makeout Scene

<p><em><a href=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/tag/yellowstone/”>Yellowstone</a></em> fans were surprised when season 5 revealed the show’s first LGBTQ character. Lilli Kay joined the cast as Clara, John Dutton’s assistant, who proves she is pretty comfortable with the <a href=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/yellowstone-how-taylor-sheridan-prepared-cast-look-like-real-cowboys.html/”>cowboy way of life</a>. In episode 7, Clara shared a kiss that got fans talking. Kay recently revealed that she was making out with her real-life partner in this scene. </p>

<figure class=”wp-block-image size-full”><img loading=”lazy” width=”1200″ height=”816″ src=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Yellowstone-Lilli-Kay.jpg” alt=”Lilli Kay made out with her real-life partner in Yellowstone Season 5. Kay wears jeans and a patterned sweater. ” class=”wp-image-3325800″ srcset=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Yellowstone-Lilli-Kay.jpg 1200w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Yellowstone-Lilli-Kay.jpg?w=640&h=435 640w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Yellowstone-Lilli-Kay.jpg?w=768&h=522 768w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Yellowstone-Lilli-Kay.jpg?w=1024&h=696 1024w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Yellowstone-Lilli-Kay.jpg?w=88&h=60 88w, https://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Yellowstone-Lilli-Kay.jpg?w=150&h=102 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px”><figcaption>Lilli Kay | Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images</figcaption></figure>

<h2 id=”h-yellowstone-season-5-included-the-show-s-first-lgbtq-kiss”>‘Yellowstone’ Season 5 included the show’s first LGBTQ kiss</h2>

<p>Lilli Kay joined the cast of <em>Yellowstone</em> in season 5. Kay plays Clara, John’s new assistant, who helps him run his day-to-day in his <a href=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/yellowstone-star-gil-birmingham-says-john-duttons-new-role-governor-going-create-precarious-ambiguous-situation-for-chief-rainwater-exclusive.html/”>new role as governor</a>. Clara proves to be pretty comfortable with ranch life when she accompanies John to the spring gathering. </p>

<p>Later, at the fair, John sits in the grass with Summer. When she is worried about kissing him in public, John points out that “my press adviser is behind me, making out.” Sure enough, Clara is in the grass behind John kissing someone, and this <a href=”https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/yellowstone-season-5-reveals-shows-first-lgbt-character.html/”>kiss caused quite a reaction</a> from fans. </p>

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-width=”550″ data-dnt=”true”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>An early Christmas gift: The latest episode of the Official <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/YellowstoneTV?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#YellowstoneTV</a> Podcast has arrived! Lilli Kay joins Jen Landon and <a href=”https://twitter.com/_JeffersonWhite?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@_JeffersonWhite</a>. Listen here: <a href=”https://t.co/BDnr9RRH6V”>https://t.co/BDnr9RRH6V</a> <a href=”https://t.co/Y1RNnOoe9h”>pic.twitter.com/Y1RNnOoe9h</a></p>— Yellowstone (@Yellowstone) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Yellowstone/status/1606424417243787265?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>December 23, 2022</a></blockquote><script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

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<h2>Lilli Kay was kissing her real-life partner in ‘Yellowstone’ Season 5</h2>

<p>When Lilli Kay shot this scene in<em> Yellowstone</em>, she hardly expected it to be such a big deal. “I’ll tell you something about that. We were in our Covid protocol,” the actor told <a href=”https://deadline.com/2023/01/yellowstone-lilli-kay-clara-brewer-lesbians-on-the-range-1235209609/” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Deadline</a>. </p>

<p>“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.” </p>

<p>“My partner, Juli Kocemba, was there with me in Montana, so they said, ‘oh, let’s just have you guys make out in the background.’ My partner’s non-binary, so we were like, ‘well, it’s a gender-fluid makeout in the background,’” Kay continued. “We thought nobody’s gonna make a big a big deal about it. And then a lot of people made a very big deal about it.” </p>

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<p><a href=”https://www.metropolitanmodels.com/metropolitan/non-binary-gender/4305-juli-kocemba/5901/” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Juli Kocemba</a> is a professional model who has been featured in Elle (Sweden), Marie Claire (Russia), and Têtu Magazine. Kocemba also recently worked with Etam, a French lingerie brand focused on empowering women. </p>

<p>Of the kiss, Kay added, “It was very funny because I did not expect anyone to even really catch it. And then people were like, ‘lesbians on the range!’ It was very, very funny. But it was a fun little evening. We got to listen to some really good music and hang out and quietly make out in the background. Lesbians on the ranch!” </p>

<h2>The makeout scene was awkward for director Stephen Kay </h2>

<p>The kissing scene with Lilli Kay in <em>Yellowstone</em> Season 5 Episode 7 included an interesting dynamic. The episode was directed by Stephen Kay, who is nonother than Lilli Kay’s father. He is also the husband of Piper Perabo, who plays Summer in the Taylor Sheridan series. </p>

<p>“My father was the director. He was really wonderful and great,” Kay told Deadline. “It was also the most awkward day for him at work, directing his wife kissing Kevin Costner and his daughter making out with her partner.” </p>

<p><em>Yellowstone</em> Season 5 returns with new episodes this summer, 2023. </p>

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