you friday night lights Fans, you’ve seen her performance as Lyla Garrity on the classic TV show.
You may or may not know that Minka was also dating FNL Co-star Taylor Kitsch co-starred for a while while the show was being filmed, but up until this point, she hadn’t spoken publicly about the relationship at all.
in her new memoir tell me everything (via Daily Beast), Minka revealed what it’s like to navigate her work life during and after her relationship with Taylor.
In the book, Minka calls her relationship with Taylor “toxic” and claims it affected her ability to befriend other women on set.
“Every effort I could have invested in connecting consistently with the girls on the show went to Taylor,” she said. I had no one to turn to.”
Minka said her life was “very difficult both on-set and off-set” each time she and Taylor broke up, suggesting their relationship went on and off during filming. “We were young and had little means to process emotions and personal grievances,” she said.
“On the days we had to work together, he didn’t want to be in the hair and makeup trailer at the same time as me. We couldn’t ride in the van together from base camp to set. Same reason.”
“At that time, the tension at the shooting site was high, and everyone was awkward.”
Minka also claimed that the cast largely sided with Taylor after they completely broke up. I felt sorry for the man who just got married,” she explained.
“My colleague didn’t take me out for drinks after work to heal my heartbreak. he outside. “
Minka admitted that she and Taylor “schach” a little early, and that she was also “very young and very sensitive”. , vulnerability creates connection,” she added.
“My tough-guy approach just left me alone. If you act like you don’t need anyone, if you don’t have anyone around you who knows No one will be there.