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Rag & Bone – Front Row – New York Fashion Week

Keri and Matthew Rhys attend the rag & bone 2020 fall/winter fashion show at New York Fashion Week, where they open up about their friendship with the brand’s founder and designer Marcus Wainwright, and the connection their kids share.

First Keri Russell ran off with Matthew Rhys’ heart, and now she loots his wardrobe.

“That’s our thing,” the actress told The Post at the Rag & Bone show during New York Fashion Week 2020, which she attended with her main squeeze and “The Americans” co-star. “I buy him clothes and then I steal them and wear them.”

Rhys, in turn, sometimes appropriates hers. “I’ll kind of buy something [for her] and go, oh s–t, that didn’t fit! But it fits me, bingo!” he shouted.

“I’m not a shopper,” he added. “That’s the one thing I don’t do well, and I don’t really adhere to.”

“You like an internet search, though,” pointed out Russell, who said that Rhys chose her outfit for the show.

“Yes, but for kind of weird, interesting things, and usually recycled things,” he said. “I try to buy things that have had a life before.”

Is he worried about bedbugs?

“I’ve stopped buying secondhand mattresses and bedding,” he joked.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Events Rag & Bone – Front Row – New York Fashion Week – February 7 2020

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Why Keri Russell leaped at the chance to join J.J. Abrams’s ‘Rise of Skywalker’

Keri Russell’s career was already riding high, with her multi-Emmy-nominated turn on “The Americans,” when she heard from an old friend.

It was J.J. Abrams, who two decades earlier provided her breakout role on TV’s “Felicity,” which he co-created. His email posed a simple question:

Do you want to join Star Wars?

The offer a couple of years ago, though, came with a caveat. The character she would play in “Rise of the Skywalker,” a spice smuggler named Zorii Bliss, would never remove her helmet, which covers her entire face, except occasionally her eyes.

So “I can see everyone, but no one can see me,” Russell says by phone this month.

“There’s a real power play to that,” continues Russell, describing how her nimble scoundrel of a character — who has a past with the dashing pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) — would be a distinct change of pace after her starring roles. She jumped at the chance to disappear into Zorii.

While Abrams was co-writing the character, though, he didn’t even have his old pal in mind.

“You’re really not thinking about specific actors,” Abrams says. But then, “We started to cast the picture and suddenly there was an opportunity to work with Keri again, which is something that one takes advantage of if possible.

“So she was the first person I reached out to” about Zorii, “just to say: Listen, there’s this pretty fun character,” he says.

Because Russell has training as a dancer, Abrams knew that the actress could readily play the quick, agile Zorii. And he was quite confident that Russell could deliver Zorii’s sly humor.

Yet the “Rise” director also wanted someone who could communicate with simply their voice.

“The biggest thing is the conveying of emotion,” Abrams says. Russell, the director says, is able to have “a connection to a character [that] is usually weirdly sort of deep and abstract.”

To find that connection, Russell seized on the idea that beneath this enigmatic facade, Zorii is a survivor in occupied territory. The actress also dived into the big-budget costuming, with all the precise fittings for a helmeted look that harks back to vintage space serials. Her Zorii, she realized, must be as fleet of mind as of body.

Although the role is minor, it is memorable. From a creative standpoint, Russell says, “I can’t think of anything more fun than getting to do this part.”

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/

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New theme

We have a brand new theme by Monica Design on Keri Russell Web with a beautiful header by EDGE Design. The theme features Keri’s Town & Country gorgeous photoshoot.

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World Premiere Of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Keri and the cats of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker attended the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, the highly anticipated conclusion of the Skywalker saga on December 16 in Hollywood.

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– Events Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Premiere – December 16 2019

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Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Keri (Felicity, Mission: Impossible III, The Americans) is an American actress and dancer. Keri visits the attic to discuss her time on the all new Mickey Mouse club, meeting Dax’s mom and sacrificing a normal childhood for work. She talks about being an introvert and Dax is thrilled about a childhood connection he has to her. The two discuss the need to privately re-charge at public events, the story of why Keri cut her hair on Felicity and they dissect the themes of loyalty and marriage in The Americans.

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– Talk Shows Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard | EP167 – December 16 2019

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