Friday Night Lights Stars Remember Taylor Kitsch's 'Sick Sense of Humor' – and, of Course, Their Crushes on Kyle Chandler
Adrianne Palicki and Stacey Oristano reminisced over their days on FNL at this weekend's ATX Festival
Clear eyes, full hearts Taylor Kitsch?
At least that’s what the ladies of Friday Night Lights said at this weekend’s ATX Television Festival in Austin during a cast reunion commemorating the 10th anniversary of the pilot episode.
The actresses who played the Collette sisters on the beloved show reminisced on their good times on set with Kitsch, a.k.a. Texan heartthrob Tim Riggins.
“Taylor Kitsch and I got in the most trouble together,” Stacey Oristano, 36, told PEOPLE of the biggest mischief-maker on set. “We just ended up making up this game where all we would try to do was make each other laugh.”
Adrianne Palicki, who played bad girl turned fan-favorite Tyra Collette, also pointed fingers in Kitsch’s direction – and added another culprit to the list.
“Taylor has the worst, sickest sense of humor of anybody I’ve ever met,” said Palicki, 33. “And literally when he and Derek Phillips, who is one of my best friends, like when they get together it’s literally like frat brothers, you can’t understand what they’re saying, there’s a lot of grunting and a lot of obnoxiousness. ”
The small-screen sisters agreed on another cast superlative: their on-set crush.
“Well obviously Kyle Chandler, but that’s universal I think,” Oristano said, adding herself to the Coach Taylor fan club. (She also admitted to getting bashful around Aldis Hodge: “I think he is such a phenomenal actor.”)
“Kyle Chandler for sure. Come on,” Palicki agreed. “He’s Dreamy McDreamerson. He’s just that guy.”
In a relatable single-girl moment, she then easily rounded out why we all dream of a Chandler in our lives: “He’s funny and charming and you’re like, ‘Why aren’t there more of you in the world who are single?’ ”
Ah, the struggle. At least we have endless FNL marathons to ease our misery. Texas Forever, y’all.
• Reporting by KRISTEN O’BRIEN