At the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, in early June, cast members from the Lone Star State’s beloved series Friday Night Lights gathered to screen an episode and to look back on the show that continues to bring fans so very many feels.
Adrianne Palicki, who played Tyra Collette, and Stacey Oristano, who played her big sister Mindy, sat down with BuzzFeed to answer some all-important FNL questions, from choosing a Riggins man to that whole Landry (Jesse Plemons)-killing-a-guy thing, which, they assure fans, they never actually forgot about on set.
1. What’s your favorite Tyra moment?
And then she judged Adrianne’s lengthy response.
Then, it was time for the big reveal.
Adrianne: “Beating the shit out of my mom’s boyfriend with a crowbar”
Stacey: “Getting into college!”
Then, things got a little serious when one of the most controversial storylines in Friday Night Lights history came up.
And this time, it was Adrianne waiting on Stacey.
Finally, the results were in.
Adrianne: “When she felt insecure about being pregnant and had a breakdown to Billy”
Stacey: “Giving Becky back to Alicia Witt” [who played Cheryl, Becky’s mom]
Kyle Chandler (Coach Taylor himself) wrote it based on a real-life interaction with his wife.
It was a perfect segue to our next question…
3. Who is your FNL cast crush?
Not so fast, Stacey.
Adrianne: Tim Riggins
Stacey: Voodoo Tatum
Adrianne was confused.
Adrianne could relate because of what happened when she first met Gaius Charles, who played Smash Williams.
And some guilt.
Adrianne: Tim Riggins
Stacey was nervous…
But Adrianne had no shame, allowing Stacey to gush a little.
(Yes, they both wrote it the exact same way.)
And then, they talked about their wine-and-tear-soaked FNL viewing sessions with Connie Britton.
7. What’s your favorite thing about each another?
They took a lot of time to write their adorable answers.
Adrianne: No matter what, even if we don’t talk for a year, she’ll still be there if I need her!
Stacey: 1. Same birthday 2. Real friends for life!
As Coach Taylor would say…
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