Taylor Kitsch Feels ‘Weird’ About Heartthrob Status

'I only have about 6,200 mirrors at my house,' he jokes during 'MTV First: John Carter.'
By Kara Warner, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

Taylor Kitsch
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Those who are most familiar with Taylor Kitsch likely know him from one role and one show: Tim Riggins and "Friday Night Lights." The tortured hero is a special favorite among Kitsch's female fans and catapulted him to serious heartthrob status.

When MTV News caught up with Kitsch during "MTV First: John Carter" on Thursday, we asked if it ever gets old being objectified.

"Yes, it gets old," he admitted. "It makes you feel weird. You get awkward like I am right now. Hopefully, it doesn't turn into validation of self. It is what it is. It's flattering, but at the end of the day, I only have about 6,200 mirrors at my house," he joked. "It's no big deal. Who doesn't?"

Kitsch has previously stated that he understands and appreciates ladies' love for Riggins but that he doesn't want to disappoint them when they find out he isn't actually the same guy they love from the show. Speaking of the rugged bad boy, we had to address the oft-mentioned "Friday Night Lights" movie, which show runner and likely director Peter Berg told us recently is still in the works. Although Kitsch still seems satisfied with how the show ended, he is intrigued by the idea of the movie.

"First of all, it would be very hard to say no to Berg," he said. "Secondly, I love that guy [Riggins], and he is truly a huge reason why I'm here, but I love the way we left him, I truly do. I'd love to read this script that we have just floating around."

But what fans really want Kitsch to answer: Lyla or Tyra? "Maybe neither?" he hedged. "Maybe we have to explore that."

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