Friday Night Lights show creator Peter Berg announced this week that there was no chance of a film based on the critically acclaimed television show which starred Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton. Originally bound for the big screen, Berg said not everyone could agree on whether or not the characters should be brought to the big screen. Someone who isn’t really heartbroken about the whole thing is none other than Nashville star, Connie Britton.
Britton, who has her own very successful show now, told Vanity Fair that, unlike some fans, she’s okay with the fact that the Friday Night Lights film will not come to fruition.
During her interview with Vanity Fair, Britton elaborated about how she is fine closing the chapter on Friday Night Lights.
“You know what, I actually feel like it’s good. I think that the decision needed to be made, and there’s been so much going back and forth about it now for so long.”
Britton continued to talk about how a film could work, reiterating that not everyone was in agreement about the Friday Night Lights film in the first place.
“I feel like the only way that was ever going to work is if it just fell into place beautifully, and if everybody was on board, because we couldn’t do anything to risk what Friday Night Lights has already been.”
We know of at least one cast member that wasn’t exactly keen to do the Friday Night Lights film, and that was hunk Taylor Kitsch, who has failed to capture box office success. Kitsch discussed the Friday Night Lights film with Vulture, having said:
“I’ll just say no. [Slams fist on table.] No, period. I’m not doing it. I’m never gonna be in that movie. There was already a movie! And the show ended f–kin’ spot-on. We’re good.”
Reminiscing about the series, which received critical acclaim despite being on the verge of cancellation for almost every year it was on, Britton has called the show “very unique.” The actress said, “We really weren’t too worried about doing things the way that everybody else did them — we sort of wanted to do it our own way, and that will always be really special to me.”
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