Categories Career

‘Felicity’ actress in talks to star with Will Arnett in Fox comedy

Keri Russell is mulling a return to television. The “Felicity” star is in negotiations to star opposite Will Arnett in Fox’s comedy “Wilde Kingdom.”

“Wilde,” from Lionsgate and Tantamount, stars Arnett as a Beverly Hills jackass who falls in love with a charitable tree-hugging woman (Russell) who can’t stand his lifestyle or values.

“Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz is directing the single-camera pilot, which he co-penned with Arnett and “Development” writer-producer Jim Vallely. Lionsgate and Tantamount are producing.

After her star-making turn as the lead on J.J. Abrams’ series “Felicity” at WB Network, Russell was heavily pursued for pilots but focused on features, including roles in Abrams’ “Mission: Impossible III” and the indie “Waitress.”

She showed her comedic chops in 2007 during a two-episode stint on “Scrubs.”

Russell, repped by WME, manager Joannie Burstein and attorney Robert Offer, most recently co-starred in the feature drama “Extraordinary Measures.”


Categories Candids

Health Scans

Thanks to my amazing friend Jill I have added scans from the magazine. Keri looks amazing on those pictures.

– Magazine Scans Health – March 2010

Categories Articles & Interviews

The Realness of Felicity Star Keri Russell

Let’s face it: calling a celebrity “real” is a huge cliché—but we just couldn’t help ourselves with Keri Russell. She arrives—early—at a bakery near her Brooklyn, New York, home, her hair in a loose bun, toting packages bound for the post office. When I offer to pay for her scone, she scoffs.

The 33-year-old star of TV’s Felicity grew up in Texas, Arizona, and Colorado, and moved to this quiet corner of Brooklyn in 2007 with her husband, Shane Deary, a carpenter, and their son, River, now 2.

She’s passionate about children’s-health issues and recently teamed with Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser in Extraordinary Measures, based on the true story of a couple whose two youngest children are diagnosed with a rare, fatal disease; as the clock runs out, they and Ford’s character start a biotech company to find a cure. Over breakfast, the self-deprecating star talks about the importance of downtime, her favorite new way to exercise, and fighting for better health care for kids. Then, she’s off to the post office. Continue reading The Realness of Felicity Star Keri Russell

Categories Articles & Interviews

Would Keri Russell Consider a ‘Felicity’ Reunion?

Motherhood has made a definitive impact on Keri Russell as an actress. “Reading a script like this, you definitely are more vulnerable to those kinds of feelings, or maybe they’re easier to access, (where) before you had kids you’re sort of on the outside experiencing it,” the mom to 2 1/2-year-old son River (with husband Shane Deary) tells iVillage about her role in Extraordinary Measures, which hits theaters on Jan. 22. In the emotional drama, Russell stars as Aileen Crowley, who, along with her husband (played by Brendan Fraser) works with a researcher (Harrison Ford) to cure their children’s rare genetic disease.

Juggling her career and mommy duties has its challenges, but Russell has struck a rhythm. “Luckily, right now the schedule I get to keep with film really allows me to do both,” says the 33-year-old actress. “I get to work really hard for three months but then I get to be home for four months where I get to put him to bed every night. I like getting to be in the adult world a little bit and then getting to be in the mom world and cook dinners. And for me that balance is what makes it nice.”

And would Russell ever consider doing a doing a Felicity reunion, the ’90s show that first made her famous? “Two of my really close friends were on that show and we just saw each other recently and sure, I’d get to hang out with my friends,” she says.