Looks like foxy Keri Russell got the upper hand on “The Americans” co-star Matthew Rhys during a provocative shoot for GQ magazine.
The two play suburban Washington, DC, parents who also happen to be early-’80s sleeper-cell Soviet spies.
But the FX drama is as much about their marital warfare as it is about any Cold War tensions between the USA and USSR.
Rhys joked about the constant slapping he seems to suffer at the right hand of Russell.
“The smack usually comes the second before they say, ‘Action,’ ” Rhys told GQ.
“Basically, I’m starting every scene with a slightly shocked look on my face and a red handprint on my cheek.”
Russell, in the midst of a divorce, and Rhys have been seeing each other off-screen too, Page Six reported last month.
– Photoshoots GQ – February 2014