Minka Kelly Talks Football in Marie Claire September 2013
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."
Photo Credit: Dan Monick for Marie Claire