The endless back-and-forth regarding a possible "Friday Night Lights" movie was put to rest this week, and while fans may be disappointed, Connie Britton is sleeping just fine at night.
“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," the actress told Vanity Fair. "And 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.”
Britton, a.k.a. fan favorite Tami Taylor, echoes what various cast members were apparently saying about the project. Peter Berg, who directed the 2004 film and developed the TV series, told Collider that some weren't on board with returning for more action with the Dillon High School Panthers.
"There's not gonna be a movie," Berg said. "We talked about it, some people thought it was a good idea, some didn't. I've come to believe it's probably not a good idea, and I seriously doubt it's gonna happen."
Taylor Kitsch, who played Tim Riggins, was more definitive when Vulture asked him recently whether he's interested.
"I'll just say no," Kitsch said. "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."
Still, Britton -- who once blamed Emmy winner Kyle Chandler on the holdup -- at one point was in possession of the potential movie's script, and producer David Hudgins did carry on the notion that it was in the works when the cast reunited at June's ATX Television Special.
"I think it’s just a matter of finding a time when everyone can do it," Britton told Ladies' Home Journal at the time.