The only awkwardness was the first time we had to kiss, but by that point it was 9 episodes in. We talked about it — like “this is going to be weird, huh? It was so cool to see her grow up — we kind of all got to see her become a woman. This can only be the work of some dark force., playing the occasional love interest of Rachel Bilson's character. Not a terrific place from which to launch a campaign for true stardom. Work's work.) And it's paying off with upcoming work in that vein: His next two projects are films directed by Tommy Lee Jones and Stephen Frears.
Like Riggins, Kitsch is charming and quick with the one-liners — which makes sense, considering how often he says he improvised lines for the character.
As we chatted, I found myself laughing out loud as Kitsch gamely answered questions about his former costars, the best offscreen moments, and whether he'll bring back that Riggins hair.
Unfortunately, it turns out that it was a good thing that Tim was a man of few words, because when Kitsch, a former Abercrombie & Fitch model, got the inevitable movie star push and appeared in films like Adrianne Palicki Charming, talented, and crazy gorgeous, Palicki breathed incredible life into Tyra Collette, the wrong-side-of-the-tracks girl with secret smarts and tenacity.
Taylor Kitsch As the brooding, beautiful wounded angel Tim Riggins, Kitsch made quite an impression, winning hearts with his soulful pouting and bad-boy-gone-good character arc.
She seemed destined for great things when she ended her run on this year, has a couple of upcoming projects listed on her IMDb, among them a thriller with Keanu Reeves, but we fear that this eminently likable actress may have been permanently hobbled by whatever poltergeist is plaguing the fans swoon playing huggable-cute boyfriend-next-door Matt Saracen, though he also showed plenty of weighty seriousness in episodes like "The Son." Sadly, things have not been good for Gilford in recent years.
Both of his attempts at new series, , never made it to air.
Just be happy about making something you’re proud of. Any time we’d be somewhere and be out, I wouldn’t let anyone go near her.
I have to ask: There’s a pretty big age difference between you and Aimee Teegarden, your girlfriend on the show. Did you have to have talks wtih her parents or anything about the kissing scenes?
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 think he’s getting a better understanding of what his decisions are doing to other people and he’s apologizing to anyone who’ll listen.