The year-old actor is gearing up for the most transformative role of his career in Waco , the six-part Paramount Network miniseries about the siege premiering Wednesday, Jan. The Kelowna, British Columbia, native plays David Koresh, controversial leader of the Branch Davidians, who, along with 75 of his followers, perished in a deadly fire following a violent day standoff with the FBI. Kitsch first broke out onscreen in , as brooding bad boy Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights , becoming a favorite among young female fans of the NBC drama. In order to realistically embody the sect leader, Kitsch -- who also serves as an executive producer -- grew out his hair and dropped 30 pounds in four months; his calorie diet consisted of egg whites, coffee, vegetables, a tiny bit of protein and, after 4 p.
"Friday Night Lights" goes gay
It's a high praise to the writers of Friday Night Lights that even with a practical episode like "A Sort of Homecoming," which is meant to set up next week's tear-jearker "The Son" , they still managed to make a vital episode in the show's canon. See photos from the series. Part of what makes "A Sort of Homecoming" work, in spite of its perfunctory purpose, is how a couple of interesting themes tie the episode together. First is the odd duck "wingman" theme, where one character is accompanied by another in a surprising way. The alpha-male pissing match carried over from last week ends with Luke joining Vince in a jail cell; Julie provides support for Devon at "a gay place"; and my favorite -- Riggins helps Becky pick out a pageant dress, like some Texas football-themed episode of Project Runway. There were even a couple of throwback wingmen -- Matt inviting himself to go hunting with Riggins loved the 33 embroidered camouflage hat , and Buddy finally getting on board and joining Coach in creating the beginnings of an East Dillon booster club.
Friday Night Lights: Week 4
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