With the start of football season just a few weeks away, Minka Kelly reveals her love for the sport in the September 2013 issue of Marie Claire.
During her interview with the publication, the “Butler” star chats about throwing around a pigskin and her injuries while running up and down the field.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Kelly”s Q&A session below. For more, be sure to visit Marie Claire!
On getting into the sport:
“I played a cheerleader on “Friday Night Lights,” which was a TV series all about high school football in Texas. It was my first exposure to the sport.”
On learning more about football:
“Scott Porter, who played Jason Street, explained a lot of the rules to me. My favorite phrase became, “That”ll move the chains!” That refs use the chairs to measure a first down.”
On suiting up to play a game:
“I played in a girls” powder-puff game during the “FNL” days. I was the quarterback. The ball was snapped, and I jammed my finger! I think I”m a pretty tough girl – I like to get down and dirty. But I was like, “Man, I jammed my finger just catching the ball” I didn”t tell anyone and played through it.”
On her favorite NFL team:
“I”m a New England Patriots fan even though I”m from L.A.”