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Published On: Mon, Jul 28th, 2014

Keri Russell talks ‘The Americans’ season 3, work load and cable TV

The FX hit show The Americans stars Keri Russell and she tells MTV about the appeal of the show, working in TV and contrasts this experience to working on Felicity in their new July interview.

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Keri Russell explains why she loves being on “The Americans”

“[With] Felicity I was the main person,” she told MTV News. “That was a real grind. I think because Matt and J.J. [Abrams] had never [produced a show] before, and we were creating a really cinematic show for the olden days… we worked a lot of hours.”

“What I love about The Americans is the thirteen episodes, which means I can work really hard for four and a half months, and then be with my kids, or go do a movie, do a play,” she says.

“Just the quality of working on cable right now is just the best place to work,” she explained. “Especially being an actress — it’s tough right now in movies. There are a few, a handful, that I think are great movies. If you win the lottery and get to be the girl in that movie, you have maybe one good scene. You’re usually someone’s girlfriend, or a mom, worried. My show that I get to do is this really rich, in-depth character, and it’s fun. It’s weird, and all of these different things, not just the supporting girlfriend in one scene.”

Russell reunited with director Matt Reeves for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and starred alongside Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Nick Thurston, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Judy Greer.

Check out the full movie review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  HERE

The Americans has been renewed for a third season of 13 episodes.

For some of top stories on the Dispatch, covering The Americans – click HERE

Keri Russell on "The Americans"

Keri Russell on “The Americans”

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