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Keri Russell and Director Scott Cooper on ‘Antlers,’ Disneyland, Guillermo del Toro, and Keri Russell’s Bon Jovi Video

With Antlers opening in theaters this weekend, I recently was able to speak with director Scott Cooper and Keri Russell about their horror-thriller. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, the film is based on Nick Antosca’s short story “The Quiet Boy” and it follows a small-town Oregon teacher (Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, who discover that a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences. I don’t want to say too much more, except if you have seen the trailers, you know a creature is involved. Antlers also stars JT Corbitt, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, and Amy Madigan.

During the very fun interview, they talked about making Antlers, how the film is talking about what’s going on in the world without being preachy, why they wanted to make the film, and if someone has never seen any of their work before where they should start. In addition, last time I spoke to Scott Cooper it was with Guillermo del Toro and del Toro offered to take Scott to Disneyland for his first visit. I asked if he made the trip, which leads to a fun exchange.

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The Americans Star Keri Russell Weighs in on a Possible Revival

Premiering in 2013, FX’s The Americans became one of the most acclaimed dramas of the 2010s and, while it might not have set viewership records, it was spotlighted by a number of awards organizations, with the series earning acclaim for its story, performances, and filmmaking techniques. After six seasons, the series concluded in 2018, though the inherent premise of Russian spies posing as a suburban American family is rife with potential, leading fans to wonder if the concept could be revived or continued in some capacity, but star Keri Russell confirmed that, given how satisfying the series finale was, she doesn’t see how a future adventure could match the story’s sendoff. Russell can next be seen in Antlers, which hits theaters on October 29th.

“I don’t know that you can beat that ending,” Russell confirmed with in regards to the series somehow making a return. “That was a good ending, I don’t know if you can beat that. I wouldn’t want to mess with that. That was so wrong what happened, but so right. That’s my only … I mean, it would be [interesting] maybe to see what the kids do and they could do something, like a subversive payback somehow, but I don’t know, it was such a good ending. I don’t think I would mess with that one.”

Over the course of the series, Russell herself was nominated for multiple awards, including three Emmys and two Golden Globe Awards. For its final season, The Americans won both the Emmy and the Golden Globe for best TV drama. Russell’s co-star Matthew Rhys would also earn an Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in the final season.

In Antlers, a small-town Oregon teacher (Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, discover that a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences. The new trailer reveals that dangerous secret to be that someone close to the young boy, perhaps his father, is possessed by none other than Wendigo, with the boy bringing them their meals (the other people in the town).


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Why Keri Russell Thinks It’s Time for a ‘Felicity’ Reunion

Keri Russell is ready to step back into Felicity’s shoes. ET’s Rachel Smith spoke with the 45-year-old actress at a special screening of her latest film, Antlers, in New York City on Monday, and she revealed that she’d be down to revisit one of her most iconic roles.

“I’ll do it,” she said of a Felicity reboot. “People need a feel-good something and that would be a feel-good something.”

Russell starred in the titular role from 1998 to 2002, as a high school graduate who follows her crush (Scott Speedman) to college in New York City, and soon finds herself in a love triangle with him and her resident adviser (Scott Foley).

“In the middle of the pandemic I was like, ‘You know what? People need something nice. We should just do a really quick, low budget what happened to them, because I just want to feel good for a moment,'” Russell told ET, adding that she “would do” a reboot.

Both of her leading men on the series have also said that they’d participate in a reboot. The cast reunited in 2018 in honor of the 20th anniversary of the show’s premiere, and Speedman said he’d “absolutely” do a reboot during the panel discussion.

“A few years ago, the cast got together for a panel discussion on its 20th anniversary. Being around them, being onstage again changed my mind,” Foley told ET in April of being open to an onscreen reunion. “I missed working with them and I would give it another shot.”

Russell’s willingness to return to the iconic role, she said, is largely because it changed “everything” about her career.

“I think it was the first story that I really loved,” she told ET. “[Creators] J.J. [Abrams] and Matt [Reeves] together was such a unique pairing. It was the first character that I really cared about… It was a sweet little show.”

Russell’s latest project is a far cry from Felicity. In Antlers, the actress stars as a teacher, who, along with her police officer brother (Jesse Plemons), becomes convinced that one of her student’s is harboring a supernatural creature.

The horror flick was an unlikely choice for Russell, who admitted that, though she “grew up” with scary movies and loves them, she’s quick to be frightened in real life.

“Matthew, my guy, before he walks into the room he goes, ‘I’m walking in,’ because I always [scream] and he’s like, ‘You know I’m here,'” Russell told ET of her partner, Matthew Rhys. “… I am the one that gets afraid.”

Nevertheless, Russell was quick to sign on to the project, which was directed by Scott Cooper and produced by Guillermo del Toro.

“I was such a big fan of Scott Cooper’s films, especially Crazy Heart, and when I heard he was doing a horror movie with Guillermo, I just thought it was such an elegant way to do a horror movie,” she said. “I thought he could pull off that intimate character study piece and fit it into that genre, and I think he did.”

Antlers will hit theaters Oct. 29.


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Antlers NYC Premiere

All eyes were on Keri Russell as she arrived to a special screening of her upcoming thriller Antlers in New York City. For the star-studded occasion, the 45-year-old Felicity star rocked a plunging black gown with a shimmery white bra, which showed off her incredibly toned physique. She accessorized her timeless ensemble with a dramatic pair of statement earrings, red lipstick, black nail polish and open-toed high heels.

Antlers takes place in an isolated Oregon town, where a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother become embroiled with her enigmatic student, whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Announces New Board Members Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) is pleased to announce the election of Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, and Jennifer Votaw to the organization’s Board of Directors. The election took place at today’s Conservancy September 21 Board Meeting.

“As longtime supporters of the Conservancy and advocates for our cultural, recreational, and educational programming, we are delighted to welcome Matthew, Keri, and Jen to the board,” said Chris Coffey, Conservancy Board Chairman.”

“Matthew and I are excited to join the Conservancy board,” said Keri Russell. “We are here practically every day enjoying the Park’s amazing amenities and participating in the Conservancy’s extensive program lineup.”


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The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards

Keri Russell was the picture of elegance while hitting the red carpet at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night. The 45-year-old actress channeled classic old Hollywood glamour with her red carpet look, alongside Matthew Rhys. Rhys was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work as the title character in HBO’s Perry Mason. The Zuhair Murad Couture dress featured a long train and a feather boa as she walked the red carpet. She completed her look with a pair of nude heels for the red carpet extravaganza.

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