Kyle Chandler Talks 'Friday Night Lights' Movie, Possible 'Nashville' Cameo

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04:  Actor Kyle Chandler attends the 'Zero Dark Thirty' New York Photo Call at Ritz Carlton Hotel on
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Actor Kyle Chandler attends the 'Zero Dark Thirty' New York Photo Call at Ritz Carlton Hotel on December 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

While many of us are still holding out hope for a new "Friday Night Lights" movie to pick up where the beloved series left off, don't count star Kyle Chandler among the dreamers.

In a recent interview with MTV, Chandler weighed in on the possibility of revisiting "FNL," admitting that he wasn't too concerned about heading back to Dillon for one last game, and had yet to read a script or discuss the project with executive producers Pete Berg or Jason Katims.

"My general attitude about 'Friday Night Lights' is, it was a great movie ... and it was a great TV show -- I've never had more fun doing anything," Chandler said. "I still like watching the show again, because it was so creative, the process. But they ended it at exactly the right time, in exactly the right way as well."

That's not to say that Chandler looks back negatively on the series; on the contrary, he compared every episode to "the first day of rehearsing a play -- which is the most enjoyable day, I think." But the actor, currently appearing in "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" on the big screen, believes that the show came to a fitting conclusion: "I'm so happy [with the ending]. I think they did a great job -- it was saved in the middle by that twist [DirecTV rescuing the show from cancellation] and they got those last two seasons out. It's something I think you can go back to years later and not get bored at the end."

While a cineplex "FNL" reunion might not be on the cards, Chandler did tell MTV that he's watched a few episodes of (former on-screen wife) Connie Britton's "Nashville." But don't hold your breath for a revival of that Coach/Mrs. Coach chemistry on the ABC soap -- Chandler laughed off a question about his singing ability, admitting, "I sing as well as I dance."

All hope is not lost, though -- Britton recently told The Huffington Post that she's optimistic about the possibility of a "Friday Night Lights" film, saying, "I know everybody is very serious about it. I know there's a script. It's one of those things that it would be so wonderful if it ended up coming together. If all the stars aligned, and more important, all the schedules."

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"Nashville" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.

Would you like to see an "FNL" film, or like Chandler, do you think the show ended at the right time?

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