Keri Russell knows how to keep her cool in navigating the alternate universes of Hollywood and home. Between battling evil monsters in her latest film ‘Antlers’ and baking brownies for her daughter to take to school, the actress opens up to Shape on her relationship with fame and her marriage with partner of six years and former costar on ‘The Americans,’ Matthew Rhys.
On switching between work and being “on duty” for her kids: “They say you can have everything— just not all at once. I think that’s really true. There are times when you’re living for your career and times when you get to make cakes.”
On her thoughts on red carpets: “But the stress of those events and the way you are picked apart, the way there are people who look right and who look wrong, is hard. Matthew and I watched some power poses at the Met Gala one time. It was incredible. We were next, and Matthew turned to me and said, ‘I am so frightened right now.’ I was like, ‘You should be.’”
On having the pasta Bolognese: “When I see those people who look so great for their age, I’m like, ‘Oh, I do want that. I do want to look like that at 60.’ I’m just not ready to stick to a strict regimen. I still want to have fun a little longer. I’ll still have the pasta Bolognese.”
On a few of her favorite things: “I need those little bits of time to myself. And time to see girlfriends. If you have that, if you have good sleep, if you have good sex—all those things just make you feel great.”
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