Connie Britton Is a ‘Big Supporter’ of a ‘Friday Night Lights’ Movie
Ever since the screen turned to black on Friday Night Lights, there’s been rumblings of revisiting the football-fanatical town of Dillon, Tx., on the big screen.
Though the chatter quieted down late last year, there’s still one star of the series who is holding out hope for an FNL movie: Connie Britton, a.k.a Tami Taylor, a.k.a. Mrs. Coach, a.k.a. the better half of TV’s most beloved married couple.
“I would love it to happen. I’m a big supporter of it happening,” Britton told E! Online at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “I don’t know if we will see it or not.”
“I know it was being written,” she continued, “and [creator] Peter Berg is really serious about so I think if everybody got on board, I don’t see why we couldn’t have a movie. But who knows?”
But her on-screen hubby, Kyle Chandler, who effortlessly endeared as Dillon Panthers coach Eric Taylor throughout the NBC drama’s six seasons, isn’t so keen on furthering the FNL storyline with on the silver screen.
“My general attitude about Friday Night Lights is that it was a great movie with Billy Bob [Thornton],” he told MTV News, referencing the 2004 film that preceded the small-screen reiteration of H.G. Bissinger’s best-selling true-life book. “And it was a great TV show”
Though he “never had more fun doing anything” and still “like[s] watching the show,” Chandler thinks the show came to the close perfectly. “They ended it at exactly the right time and in exactly the right way as well,” Chandler explained. “I think they did a great job.”
So for now, all us hungry-for-more FNL fans will just have to hope with ‘Clear Eyes, Full Hearts’ that we ‘Can’t Lose’ out on our dreams of seeing a shirtless Tim Riggins’ in theaters.
For now, we’ll just have to watch — and re-watch — the below. Texas forever!