Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler took their "Friday Night Lights" characters' marriage vows very seriously.

Though fictional, Tami and Eric Taylor had a marriage that many fans still consider the gold standard of relationship goals. And that wasn't an accident. Britton explained what made their partnership so special during an episode of Entertainment Weekly's Binge podcast, and part of it was her and Chandler's refusal to let either of their characters cheat.

"We were like, 'We're never letting the writers have us have an affair. If they try to do it, we're not going to do it,'" she said. "And we told them so."

That was just one of the things she said they felt "very strongly" about when they sat down to discuss their vision early on.

"What we thought would be really interesting and what we thought this would be the perfect format for on the show was to actually show what most couples go through which is just trying to be partners to each other and get through the day," she said. "They need each other and they also really love each other."

It's pretty simple when you think about it, and they nailed it. Coach and Principal Taylor forever.

[via: EW]

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Friday Night Lights
NBCTV14October 3, 2006
Based on 18 critics

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