"'Clear Eyes, full hearts, can't lose' means many things to me. Everybody who was involved with 'Friday Night Lights' holds it very dear because it was thematically the heartbeat of our show. More importantly than that, it really did impact some of the members of our audience."
About This Interview
In her one-hour Archive interview, Connie Britton talks about her early life and interest in acting, which eventually led to her studying under Sanford Meisner. She recalls being cast in her first feature film, "The Brothers McMullen," as well as her first break in television, playing "Heather" on the series Ellen. She describes her time on Spin City as "Nikki Farber" and talks learning comedy from co-star Michael J. Fox. She recounts being cast in the movie version of "Friday Night Lights" by director Peter Berg, who then pursued her to appear in the television version. Britton discusses her five seasons on Friday Night Lights, speaks about the development of her character, "Tami Taylor," and touches on the show's sometimes controversial subject matter. She recalls her season on Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story, and talks about her then-current role of "Rayna Jaymes" on the hit ABC series Nashville. Adrienne Faillace conducted the interview on March 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.