In the red-hot race for Best Drama Actress, most of Gold Derby’s Emmy experts are split between Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and Claire Foy (“The Crown”). However, one expert — Kerr Lordygan (Rotten Tomatoes) — goes rogue in predicting that Keri Russell will win for her long-running character of Elizabeth Jennings on FX’s Russian spy drama “The Americans.” It took four years for Emmy voters to nominate Russell, Matthew Rhys and “The Americans” in the drama races, and now increased buzz and attention could bring Russell her first victory.
In Russell’s favor is the fact that she’s constantly going undercover as Elizabeth, so she gets to play many different versions of the same character. That’s like catnip to Emmy voters, who love seeing performers show their range and versatility. Just last year fan favorite Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) won for playing multiple clones, with different looks, accents and personalities. With Maslany out of contention this year, might Russell benefit? Eighteen of our 20 experts think that Russell will at least be nominated, though only Lordygan forecasts that she’ll win.
Saks Fifth Ave and Vogue teamed up to throw the chicest party of the summer yet at EMP Summer House on Thursday. Aperol spritzes flowed as guests showed off their summer cocktail best at East Hampton’s hottest new spot. Keri Russell, who helped host, was joined by newlyweds Brendan Fallis and Hannah Bronfman, as well as director, Darren Aronofsky.
Lobster rolls, oysters, and more kept guests going before the four course meal prepared by the Eleven Madison Park pop-up team. The beautifully decorated dining room hosted a night full of conversation and good eats.
– Events Saks Fifth Avenue & Vogue Kick Off the Summer – July 6 2017
Added 2 new outtakes from The Hollywood Reporter photoshoot which Keri and Matthew Rhys did in 2016.
– Photoshoot The Hollywood Reporter – August 12 2016
Keri is featured in W magazine August issue. I have added outtake from this photoshoot to gallery.
“The Americans mostly takes place in the ’80s, during the Cold War. Anytime you’re wearing clothes that are unlike yours, it just heightens the moment. When I wear heels and silk shirts, slacks and blouses, it makes me feel like an adult. On the show, I wear a cat eye with black eyeliner, and it makes me feel like a panther. It’s so unlike me as Keri—this tired mom in flip-flops and jeans. And I love that transformation.”
Russell wears a Michael Kors Collection top; Philosophy briefs; Manolo Blahnik shoes; Louis Vuitton bracelet.
– Photoshoots W – August 2017
Keri is on the cover of In New York magazine. I have added scans to our gallery.
– Magazine Scans IN New York – July 2017
Kerri and Matthew Rhys attended the Cecconi’s Dumbo Opening Party hosted by Nick Jones & Soho House on June 12 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
– Events Cecconi’s Dumbo Opening Party Hosted By Nick Jones & Soho House – June 12 2017
As FX’s critically acclaimed drama “The Americans” heads toward its final season, the show’s creators Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields came to the ATX TV Festival to discuss their approach to the last ten episodes, but managed to artfully evade revealing too much about the fates of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings and their family.
Fields and Weisberg admitted that with all the talk of Russia in the news, they often devoted lunch hours to talking politics, but current events didn’t spill over into the plotlines. “When we write the show, we’re in a bubble,” said Weisberg, in the panel moderated by Variety‘s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum. “We don’t want people watching and thinking those clever writers put something there about Donald Trump.”
Fields said that the recent headlines of Russians spying on Americans and tampering with elections did impact them. “We’ve spent years learning how good the Russians were at this kind of spy craft,” he said “To see it play out on the news now at this high level is staggering.” Weisberg added, “When the show started, things were peaceful with Russia. We thought we’d humanize people who were thought to be our enemy, and now, a few years later, people are foaming at the mouth about them.” Continue reading The Americans’ EPs Talk ‘Action-Packed and Emotion-Packed’ Final Season
Following the recently wrapped season 5 of FX’s spy drama The Americans, Creators/Eps Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields hit up Austin’s ATX Television Festival and offered a bit of insight into what’s to come in the sixth and final season.
Though no specific plot details were revealed, Weisberg teased that it will be “action packed and emotional packed.”
“A lot of pieces hanging out there, a lot of stories,”he said, adding, “threads to who these people are and how their lives are gong to end up… we’ve got 10 episodes to pull that all together.”
The duo said they’ve known early on how the show would end. “Our stories sometimes change a lot, we write pretty far ahead and we’ll have ideas written down in pretty extensive thoughtful form earlier on and then some will stay with us,” said Fields. “The ending itself has stuck since middle of season 2”
Season 5 left off with Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) having to put a hold on their plans to return to the Soviet Union with their children. Continue reading The Americans Creators On Slower Season 5 Pace & Action-Packed Final Season 6