Friday Night Lights: Adrianne Palicki Thinks Tyra Would Have Married Tim Riggins and 'Literally Become' Tami Taylor

Texas forever!

Adrianne Palicki imagines that almost four years after Friday Night Lights blew the final whistle, her character Tyra would be living the dream in 2015 as the second coming of Connie Britton.

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Adrianne Palicki Engaged to Jackson Spidell

Adrianne Palicki is engaged to stuntman Jackson Spidell, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The couple met on the set of the action thriller John Wick, which will be released in October.

Palicki is certainly having a busy fall: In addition to her engagement, the actress will be seen on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and returning to NBC’s About A Boy.

Adrianne Palicki Loves 'Goofball' Costar Channing Tatum

Making G.I. Joe: Retaliation with Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis and the Rock, Adrianne Palicki was not one to be intimidated – not after all the noises they made.

“I’m more macho than all those guys,” the actress, perhaps best known for TV’s Friday Night Lights (2006-11), boasts to PEOPLE. “You spend that much time with them – you hear them burp, fart – you immediately become one of the dudes.”

Lynda Carter: Adrianne Palicki 'Looks Fabulous' as Wonder Woman

Adrianne Palicki knew she had big boots – and a super-sexy, skin-tight suit – to fill when she signed on for NBC’s upcoming re-launch of Wonder Woman, an iconic role originated by Lynda Carter in the ’70s.

But there’s no rivalry. In fact, Carter has nothing but wonderful things to say about the new TV incarnation.

Adrianne Palicki to Star as Wonder Woman in New Series

Life is looking wonderful for Adrianne Palicki – literally.

The actress, 27, best known for her role as resident bad girl Tyra Collette on the now-defunct Friday Night Lights, landed the role of Wonder Woman – and her true identity, corporate powerhouse Diana Prince – in a pilot for NBC, Deadline Hollywood reports.

So who is this actress suiting up for the iconic comic book adaptation in what could be the most butt-kicking role of her career?

Friday Night Lights' Anti-Cheerleader: Adrianne Palicki

Playing Tyra Collette, a tough teen from the wrong side of the tracks on NBC’s Friday Night Lights, is liberating for actress Adrianne Palicki. “Tyra is so opposite of me,” she says. “She’s just so honest – brutally honest.” Besides getting to channel her inner bad girl, the Toledo, Ohio, native is loving life in Austin, Texas, where the show films. PEOPLE recently caught up with Palicki, 23, about her favorite Austin haunt and why she’s grateful not to play a cheerleader.