March 8th, 2012
05:11 PM ET
Taylor Kitsch is probably trying to think positive thoughts at the moment, as his film "John Carter" - the one some are predicting won't do well at the box office - is headed toward its release this weekend.
The former "Friday Night Lights" star, 30, also has two other films lined up for 2012, and he's well-aware that this is his moment. "[This year] is really make or break, isn't it? I mean, you've got 'John Carter,' and then you got 'Battleship,' and then we end with a true bang in 'Savages' with Oliver Stone," Kitsch recaps in an interview with GQ.
He's come a ways from playing Tim Riggins on the fan favorite show about football - particularly for someone who characterizes himself as the underdog.
"That's all I've known...Just being that guy who's just come out of nowhere," Kitsch says.
Take, for example, the story of how he was cast as Riggins at the "last minute":
"I had to put myself on tape by 2:00 on Thursday from Vancouver. I e-mailed it to them, traveled down on Sunday to read," he tells GQ. When he got there, "there was one guy left reading for Riggins. He thought he had it, obviously, being the only f*****g guy. So I come into this boardroom. There's this cocky guy sitting across from me, like, 'What are you reading for?' Two hours later, you're Tim Riggins."
Here's hoping Kitsch's 2012 ends on a similar high note.
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