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Another player claimed that in real life, the coaches yelled a lot more., which premieres March 20 — he answers bluntly."I hope so. Everyone quiet and get up against the wall.' They didn't do anything. He gave me the character right there."Chandler had only played football for two years in high school in Georgia. So that was the end of my football career," he says matter-of-factly.The network tried to get the rights to Buzz Bissinger’s book soon after it came out. Kyle Chandler met with executive producer Peter Berg (also the co-writer and director of the movie, and Buzz Bissinger’s second cousin) for the role of Coach Eric Taylor supremely hungover, "and I had smoked, like, 20 cigars—it was either my birthday or someone else's birthday, but it was a big bash—and I hadn't shaved or probably showered in a few days," Chandler That's exactly what I f***ing want right there, just do that.'" The actor isn’t a big football fan; he found inspiration for playing Taylor from reading a biography of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, but still swears, "I couldn't coach my way out of a paper bag." Connie Britton played the coach’s wife again.When they couldn’t purchase them because the movie rights were sold first, the network aired an unofficial adaptation titled in the fall of 1993, which starred Ben Affleck (then 21 years old) as the starting quarterback. In the movie version she was Sharon Gaines, wife of Coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton). Initially, she was reluctant to play the role until Peter Berg convinced her that Tami would have a job and a life of her own in the TV series. For two years, Leland (unsuccessfully) pleaded with the writers to give his character, Buddy Garrity, a girlfriend or wife. On the first day of shooting, Chandler and Berg walked into a gymnasium filled with the men who would play football players — most of them college kids who towered over the 6-ft. Chandler."Pete goes, ' Hey, go down there and tell everyone to shut the f-ck up and get against the wall.’ So I walk down there, and I say, ' Hey! And I turned and looked at Pete, and it was one of those things. Chandler, 49, picked up Coach Taylor easily, thanks to show creator Pete Berg.
was, and remains, a beloved, unflinching television drama about the residents of the (fictional) high school football-crazed town of Dillon, Texas.For Chandler, the bigger challenge was learning how to act in front of a handheld 16-mm camera: there were no marks and the cameramen moved at will.