THE AMERICANS: Keri Russell chats the sixth and final season – Exclusive Interview

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FX Networks’s THE AMERICANS comes to a conclusion after six seasons on Wednesday, May 30. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys star as Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, married KGB spies, with two children, posing as ordinary Americans in Reagan-era U.S.A. Russell, who won a Golden Globe and was twice nominated for Emmys for her work as Elizabeth, reminisces about her time with the series. ASSIGNMENT X: Do you have a favorite episode or scene from your time on THE AMERICANS? KERI RUSSELL: My favorite scenes are always the emotional marriage scenes, always, just because that’s the stuff I’m most interested in. […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Holly Taylor on the sixth and final season – Exclusive Interview

Holly Taylor in THE AMERICANS - Season 3 | ©2015 FX

After six seasons, FX Networks’s potent drama THE AMERICANS is coming to a close. The story of two undercover Soviet spies in the 1980s posing as an ordinary American couple, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), creates as much suspense with family issues as it does with lethal espionage. From the outset, Holly Taylor has played Elizabeth and Philip’s daughter Paige, who has grown up over the course of the series, going from total innocence to being taken under Elizabeth’s wing and tutored in the art of spycraft. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Taylor joined the Broadway cast […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Actor Matthew Rhys on the final season – exclusive interview

Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings in THE AMERICANS | © 2018 Fx

FX Networks’s THE AMERICANS is now in its sixth and final season on Wednesday nights. It’s now the mid-‘80s. Matthew Rhys’s character, the secretly Russian Philip Jennings, has stopped spying for the K.G.B. and is now really working as the travel agent he’s been pretending to be for years. However, since Philip’s wife Elizabeth (Keri Russell) is more devoted than ever to the Soviet cause and has recruited their daughter Paige (Holly Taylor), danger is still present in family life. Things become especially tense as Philip and Elizabeth find they disagree over what they think Russian policy should be going […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields talk the final season – exclusive interview

Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings in THE AMERICANS | © 2018 Fx

FX Network’s series THE AMERICANS begins its sixth and final season Wednesday, March 28. The new season takes place approximately three-and-a-half years after the end of Season 5. We’re in the mid-‘80s, and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is proposing a new era of “glasnost,” or openness. Philip (Matthew Rhys) has now retired as a spy for the K.G.B., while his wife Elizabeth (Keri Russell) continues to run missions from the cover of their D.C.-adjacent home and job as a travel agent. Elizabeth has also brought college-student daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) into the espionage fold, though Paige doesn’t yet understand how […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Creators Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields on Season 5- Exclusive Interview

Keri Russell in THE AMERICANS - Season 1 | ©2013 FX/Frank Ockenfels

In Season 5 of THE AMERICANS, Tuesday nights on FX Network, things are more stressful than ever for our ‘80s-era KGB spies, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell). Not only are the pretend-all-American couple continuing to keep us their identities, they are trying to prevent the U.S. from poisoning the U.S.S.R.’s grain supply, coping with teenage daughter Paige’s (Holly Taylor) romance with the son of FBI Agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) and dealing with son Henry’s (Kiedrich Sellati) increasing curiosity about exactly where Mom and Dad go all the time. Series creator Joe Weisberg and his fellow executive […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FREE STATE OF JONES

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Rating: R Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell Writer: Gary Ross, story by Leonard Hartman & Gary Ross Director: Gary Ross Distributor: STX Entertainment Release Date: June 24, 2016 Rather extraordinarily, the broad facts of FREE STATE OF JONES are true. During the Civil War, a Mississippi farmer named Newt Knight brought together a small, multiracial militia and effectively seceded from the Confederacy. The story was previously fictionalized in the 1942 novel TAP ROOTS and its 1948 film adaptation. There remains a great deal of controversy about Knight’s motives and specific actions. In FREE STATE OF JONES, […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Matthew Rhys talks Philip’s dilemmas – interview

Matthew Rhys stars in THE AMERICANS | © 2016 FX

In FX Network’s THE AMERICANS, now in its fourth season Wednesdays at 10 PM, things are more intense than ever. Matthew Rhys plays Philip Jennings, married to Elizabeth (Keri Russell). Seemingly normal all-American travel agents in the early Eighties, Philip and Elizabeth are actually Russian KBG agents. Philip and Elizabeth actually fell in love after having two children, but now older child Paige (Holly Taylor) has discovered their true identities and told her pastor. Meanwhile, Philip wound up having to marry American FBI secretary Martha (Alison Wright) in his fake identity as Clark; Martha has learned that Clark isn’t who […]Read On »

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BONES: TJ Thyne on Season 10 and more – Exclusive Interview

TJ Thyne in BONES - Season 10 | ©2015 Jeff Lipsky/FOX

BONES is heading toward the end of its tenth season Thursdays at 8 PM, but never fear. The series, developed by Hart Hanson from Kathy Reichs’ novels with Emily Deschanel as forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan and David Boreanaz as her husband, FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, will be back for Season 11. TJ Thyne, who has been on BONES since the beginning as crime-solving entomologist Dr. Jack Hodgins, has seen his character go from rich single man to broke but absolutely happy married husband of lab artist/tech genius Angela (Michaela Conlin) and father of a little boy. When […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Costa Ronin on AGENT CARTER, EXTANT and more – Part 2 – exclusive interview

Costa Ronin in THE AMERICANS - Season 3 | ©2015 FX/James Minchin

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Russia-born actor Costa Ronin, who plays Oleg Burov on FX’s THE AMERICANS, he talks further about the series and bringing his grandmother to the set, as well as his work on AGENT CARTER and EXTANT. ASSIGNMENT X: You did an episode of AGENT CARTER earlier this year. How was it going from THE AMERICANS to that? COSTA RONIN: It’s very different. It’s no different in the way of working, because I remember my first day on set of THE AMERICANS. The first time you go on the boards to do a show, […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Costa Ronin chats Season 3 – Part 1 – exclusive interview

Costa Ronin in THE AMERICANS - Season 3 | ©2015 FX/Craig Blankenhorn

In FX’s THE AMERICANS, now in its third season Wednesdays at 10 PM and renewed for a fourth year, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play, respectively, Elizabeth and Philip Jennings. They seem like nice regular Americans in the early 1980s – but they’re really deep-cover Soviet spies. The diplomats at the Washington D.C. Soviet embassy, the Rezidentura, don’t have to pretend – the Americans know they’re all really KGB agents. Costa Ronin plays Oleg Burov. As Oleg’s father is a powerful government minister at the USSR, when he first arrived at the embassy, his comrades first assumed he got his […]Read On »

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