Connie Britton on losing "Jerry Maguire," tackling challenges after 40

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .


Connie Britton is on the cover of the March issue of More magazine. She’s terrific on “Nashville,” further proof that some of the best role for actresses are on television and not in film – Oscar nominees excepted, of course.

But had things turned out differently, she would have told Tom Cruise, “You had me at hello” in “Jerry Maguire."

The magazine sent some teases of what she had to say:

On losing the lead in “Jerry Maguire" to Renee Zellweger:  “For the subsequent 10 years, it was probably the biggest heartbreak of my life.”

On growing older:  “There’s something really great, once you hit 40, about taking on something that fully flexes new and different muscles because, man, is it scary.”

On her famous hair:  “It’s funny because every day people compliment me on it. I don’t have a Twitter feed, but I’m told my hair does. Apparently, there’s a blog – I haven’t seen it – about my hair.”  

On where she finds herself today:  “I think that I now know the importance of grace and sitting back. I have a deeper understanding of how most people are just trying to do the best they can.”

On her interview protocol:  “I’m always honest in interviews, to a fault, really.”

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