I’m going to talk about this season of The Americans in this paragraph and there may be mild spoilers. I’ll try to stay vague but you may find this spoilery, so if you’re waiting to see this season’s finale (or this season in general) you may want to skip over this paragraph. Many people found this season too slow, just judging by the comments I saw on social media. I liked it a lot and found it just as interesting as every other season but I disliked the focus on Pastor Tim (why does anyone care about him? He’s awful) and annoying Paige and was hoping to see more of Martha in Russia and especially Burov. The season finale needed more Burov. I was really hoping Martha and Burov would at least meet, although I know that would be a stretch unless the Center arranged it. (Remember when they were both in the same grocery store? Why can’t she speak in his general vicinity and he hears her accent and helps her?) Also, can we please see more of that hot scientist in Kansas (Brett Tucker!) that Elizabeth was seeing?
If anything The Americans is unpredictable and cinematic and absolutely deserving of all the Emmys. So far it’s received only two, both for Margo Martindale for guest actress. So The Americans had an Emmy “for your consideration” party, I know because our friends at GoFugYourself covered it, and I agree with them that in no way should The Americans have to ask for Emmy consideration after its been consistently amazing for five seasons. At least it’s finally nominated in the outstanding drama category this year, and also for outstanding leads. Fingers crossed that the show is finally recognized.
Star Keri Russel was at a charity event, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, where she talked about how she gets weepy doing charity work. She attributes that to being a mom but I’m not so sure about that. She has two sons from her first husband, son River, 10, and daughter Willa, 6, and she also has a one year-old baby son, Sam, with her current partner, costar Matthew Rhys. Here’s what she said about that, and she also talked about trying not to screw up your kids too much, which I related to.
Keri Russell is getting candid about how being a parent of three impacts her philanthropy.
“I just think you’re so much more vulnerable and kind of exposed emotionally, you can’t go to one of these events without sobbing,” The Americans star told PEOPLE Saturday during the 10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. “You’re just more vulnerable to it, which is good.”
The actress describes her hopes for her own children’s personalities with a laugh: “I’m just starting with, ‘Don’t be a jerk.’”…
Given that her children are different ages and sexes, Russell personalizes her child rearing. “I think it’s just different [based on] the kid. You never know,” the Felicity alum shares. “You get what you get, and they’re all so different and wild and weird and good in their own way.”
She describes her relaxed attitude to PEOPLE as, “You do the best you can every single day, and some days are bad days. I feel like people need to remember that more.”
“You get it right sometimes, and then you don’t get it right,” Russell adds before joking about the parenting skills of herself and Rhys, 42, “We’re probably failing disastrously.”
I’ve heard that expression that being a parent is like wearing your heart outside your chest, although I think that’s only true for some people. I’m one of those people who cry easily and is emotional and empathic, but I have always been that way. I find that more of a general trait that people either have or don’t have. I don’t believe that you can suddenly become emotional once you have kids, although it may bring it out more, if that makes sense.
Oh and Keri also got a star on the Walk of Fame! This was last week and we didn’t cover it at the time, but she’s wearing a weird-fitting off the shoulder tiered striped blouse by Johanna Ortiz with gathered sleeves and I just find it bizarre. I know this is on trend but this blouse is just too fug for me, it looks like a craft project. (Her peplum skirt above at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic has a very similar vibe, right?) Good for her for getting a star though. Also I love her makeup.
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