Minka Kelly on 'Friday Night Lights' Movie Talk: 'I'm Waiting For That Script'

PARADE Published: February 7, 2013
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We were first introduced to Minka Kelly in 2006 as Lyla Garrity, the wholesome cheerleader who lit up Friday Night Lights. Since then, Kelly has gone on to costar with Leighton Meester in the college horror flick The Roommate, had a stint in the short-lived TV revival of Charlie's Angels, and dated A-listers like Derek Jeter and most recently, Captain America star Chris Evans.


Her latest challenge? Sharing the screening with legends like Oprah, Alan Rickman, and Robin Williams in The Butler, where she plays Jackie Kennedy opposite James Marsden's JFK. The actress calls the experience "humbling. I didn't feel worthy of their company."

Last night, Kelly, 32, helped kick off New York Fashion Week by walking in the Heart Truth Red Dress fashion show in an Oscar de la Renta gown, along with celebrities such as Gabby Douglas, Jillian Michaels, and Wendy Williams. (See photos of all the stars in their dresses!) The event benefits the National Institutes of Health's campaign to raise awareness on women's heart health, an important issue to Kelly. "Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America, and I want to use whatever voice I have to inspire women of any age, because you're never too young or too old, to take of their hearts," she says. As for her: "I want to be around to see my grandchildren."

The Friday Night Lights star talked to Parade.com about plans for Valentine's Day, taking on the role of Jackie Kennedy, and her fitness secrets.

On her ideal Valentine's Day.
"At home. I think if you're going to have any sort of romance, I don't want to share it with a restaurant full of people I don't know."

On whether she has any Valentine's Day traditions.
"Not yet, no. Still trying to find it!"

On how she keeps her heart and body healthy.
"I just love working up a sweat. I try to do it every single day. Even if you only have twenty minutes, I think that's better than nothing. I work with a trainer three days a week, and on the days I don't have my trainer, I hike or do yoga, and even if I can't get out and do something as active as that, I dance in my apartment. I put music on, dance around, and just try to keep it moving. I think if you don't move it, you lose it."

On what music motivates her to exercise.
"It's usually Beyonce that gets me moving. If she comes on, no matter where I am or what I'm doing, I have to bust a move."

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