Kevin Costner’s rarely-seen youngest son, 15, makes acting debut in dad’s movie

Kevin Costner’s rarely-seen youngest son, 15, makes acting debut in dad’s movie.


Hayes, the 15-year-old son of actor Kevin Costner, would be making his screen debut in his father’s forthcoming passion project, a two-part Western titled Horizon: An American Saga.

His character, presumably playing Sienna Miller’s on-screen son, could be seen in the trailer of the film defying his mom’s wishes of hiding with her in the basement while their home is being attacked. Instead, Hayes’ character says, “It’s all right. I’m gonna be with dad,” shutting the cellar door as a fire blazes behind him.

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The film marks Costner’s fourth directorial effort and his first in 20 years since his 2003 Western Open Range.

Despite the fact that he is part of his dad’s movie, not much is known of how big a role Hayes has in the project. “He’s very good. Hayes plays the namesake character that I actually play in the movie,” Costner told People of his son’s acting. “He’s 13 years old and the screenplay’s been around longer than that,” he said.

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Costner joked that he gave his son the role so that he can spend more time with him. “I kind of did it on purpose, so he could be hanging out with me,” he said. “I’m like any other parent, I’m trying to figure out, like, ‘This is really neat. You should come be with me,'” he told People.

Costner once revealed that Hayes was named after a “cowboy character” from a Western movie he had planned to make. Lo and behold, Kevin’s plan came to fruition with Horizon: An American Saga.

Horizon: An American Saga would be developed as four feature-length chapters with the first one hitting theaters June 28. It represents a heartfelt exploration of family bonds, resilience, and the American spirit of adventure.

Costner is a father of seven. “I work as a provider. I’m a father and I’m a husband, but the world doesn’t revolve around me,” the said back in 2022 “When I’m not making a movie, I’m living and on the freeway with my wife, getting the kids to their stuff or I’m waiting for them to come out of a party. I’m just twiddling my thumbs. People have a wrong idea about how my life works.”

After nearly 19 years together, Costner and his now-ex wife Christine Baumgartner announced they are divorcing.

Apparently, Costner’s absence was ‘hard’ for Baumgartner who wanted him to spend more time at home with his family in Santa Barbara.

“During filming, Kevin is not around very much. His absence has been very hard for her,” a source reportedly said. Another insider reported that while Costner was aware that his wife was not happy in their marriage, her filing for divorce was nonetheless a shock to him.

However, following the tough period he’s gone through, it seems like the Yellowstone star has found new love.

There have been speculations circulating that Costner is dating singer Jewel.

The two were recently seen together at a tennis event on Richard Branson’s Necker Island for the Inspiring Children Foundation.

As per TMZ, the two took a plane to the Caribbean and spent nearly a week together.

An insider told the magazine, “There was definitely something going on,” confirming that the pair indeed vacationed in the Caribbean together.

Jewel went above and beyond by mentioning Costner on social media. “It’s an incredible time, and one I use to relax, rest, and play with my son!” she remarked of the tennis fundraiser hosted on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. This year, @kevincostnermodernwest was gracious enough to mentor our youngsters.”

A source told TMZ, Jewel is “picky,” and “she wants a good man, and Kevin fits the bill,” according to the magazine.

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