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Keri Russell shows off toned physique, confesses ‘I’d be the worst spy of all time’

Keri Russell may have the svelte figure of a secret agent, but the “Americans” star lacks a crucial quality that her on-screen persona possesses.

“I am literally the worst person at keeping secrets,” Russell told the May issue of Women’s Health. “I’d be the worst spy of all time.”

Russell, 37, opened up about the secrets of keeping her trim physique.

“[There’s] this really nerdy workout I do in my walk-through closet in our brownstone,” Russell said. “I do a workout video and use my own music — whatever is inspiring to me at that time, like Alabama Shakes, The Cure, or Mumford and Sons.”

And the actress doesn’t starve herself, either.

“The perfect weekend for me right now is sleep, sleep, girlfriends, glass of wine and a delicious meal with lots of food,” Russell said. “I am crazy for dessert. I eat everything. No one should be denied anything…just don’t eat the whole thing.”

In fact, Russell came to her moderation scheme later in life. In her 20s, the star confesses, she wasn’t a big fan of salad.

“I don’t think I ate a green vegetable until I was 30,” the former “Felicity” star joked. “I didn’t grow up with a mom who enforced that at all.”

These days, the actress is focused on keeping a balance between her acting life and parenting her two children, Willa Lou and River.

“It’s tough,” Russell admitted. “I try to quell my guilt by saying I’m a better mom if I’m interested in my own life. I’m not resentful. I can be really engaged when I am there. I like the yin and the yang of both worlds, and I think it would be hard for me to give up either one.”