I was working as a nurse at the time and I remember my agent saying they had an audition for me for this Friday Night Lights, and I’d seen the movie, and I was like, ‘Why?
At that time in my life and my career, I would have taken anything!
“We’re really excited to be able to reunite the cast of such a beloved, fan favorite show.
"I hope the restaurant's close because he's taking his bike," Taylor Kitsch's manager says to me. Only, suddenly, there he is, turning down the little alleyway.
—from Milk Studios, where Kitsch has just completed his ELLE photo shoot. I'm hypervigilant because the Hungry Cat is nestled up against a larger building, and I'm worried he'll pass it.
The only person or thing holding your back is yourself. And [Peter] Berg had a big role in that, from the get-go, from improv-ing in the audition room, from how he shot the pilot, ‘Try this, try that.’ “I was talking to [Kyle] Chandler, and he was saying, ‘In 20 years in this business, you will never get an opportunity to grow so much, so fast.’ We always say, he’s the spine of the show and we’re there to support him. Do you remember when we were getting the scripts for episodes 4, 5, 6, and how intense it all was and we were like, ‘How do they know we can even do this? “Especially at the beginning, the stakes were so high, ‘We’ve got to get this thing going and get people on board.’ And you’re watching these other actors, watching them bring their game up, and you’re like, ‘I don’t know if I can match these guys right now.’ I’ve caught myself just watching Kyle, just watching other actors, just being a fan. “Yeah, and at the same time, he’ll play that, but really, you can push his buttons quite easily, in a sense.
Everyone’s in line waiting to work more with him.” Does it ever get intimidating, to work this way? If you bring certain things up, he’ll completely shut down.
“I train anyway, but for this I had to do so many different things.