Faced with the prospect of jumping from her successful reign on "Friday Night Lights" to the task of playing a woman referenced as an "aging country star" on "Nashville," not only scared Connie Britton, it sort of made her cringe. At least that's the sense you get with her new profile in the New York Times Magazine, where she talks about moving from one show to the next.. "The thing about taking risks is, if it's really a risk, you really can fail," she said, referring to the fact that she barely knew how to hold a microphone before shooting the first episode of her new hit show. "It's only a pretend risk if you really can't fail."
The issue of aging, meanwhile, remained a problem for Britton, who made various tweaks to the script and her performance to imbue her character, Rayna, with the kind of strong, brainy power that's made Britton herself a TV fan favorite. "That's not even who I represent as an actor," she said of the notion that Rayna's life started going south at 40. "My life started being awesome five years ago." (NYT)