Felicity alum Keri Russell graces the cover of Capitol File magazine’s Holiday issue and opens up about her children – son River, 6, and daughter Willow, nearly 2 – and her new hit show The Americans.
On raising her kids: ”I tend to think I can do everything myself. I don’t even like the word ‘nanny,’ so I call them babysitters. Is that weird? I recently read ‘A Moveable Feast’ by Ernest Hemingway, documenting a time in Paris when Hemingway and his wife were just starting out. They were totally destitute – literally, they had no money – and even they had a sitter!”
On Christmas time with her kids: “Christmas time gets more fun the older my kids get. In fact, I’ve been saving River’s Christmas lists. Last year he asked for a cheetah. Yes, a cheetah. That and a red T-shirt. How crazy is the cheetah and how mundane the red tee?”
On whether she knew that The Americans would be a hit: “Honestly, you never know. There are so many factors that go into the final product: the actors, the chemistry, the script, the setting, dialogue—you just never know until you see the final product. The show has been a delightful surprise.”
On working close to home: “I ride my bike to work. [It's] much closer to my family. It’s the perfect job for a working mom.”
For more from Keri, go to Capitol File….
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