Ah, Keri Russell – another actress who seems relatively mediocre yet charmingly… charming and could stand being in more films/TV shows. I mean, Felicity (girl, that hair!) was over in 2002 and the amazingness that was Waitress came out long enough ago that it’s been syndicated on network TV (2007, IMDB tells me), so what’s the deal? Well, it’s simple: she kinda doesn’t care all that much about being famous and thinks having kids and a partner – and, you know, a normal life – are pretty swell, too.
“I like working hard, but my life outside of my career is equally important to me. Maybe I’m not ambitious enough, but I’m just as interested in my friends and my relationship with my family.”
She and husband Shane Deary have two kids together – a 5-year-old and a 1-year-old – and Russell credits motherhood with gifting her with a strong grip on reality:
“You instantly become less selfish. You can’t be the biggest person in the world anymore—they are. It really grounds you.”
I think it’s kind of bullshit when people act like you need to have kids in order to get your head out of your own ass, but I suppose we’re all on our own paths in life. Namaste… or whatever.
February 3, 2013 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
How sweet of Keri Russell to get out of the bathtub and show up at the LA premiere of the new Adam Sandler flick Bedtime Stories.
December 19, 2008 at 5:32 am by Evil Beet
Not bad, but I liked it better when it was called Fiona Apple.
Does this mean Keri will get really, really wasted at the VMAs next year and go up on stage and be all like “This world is bullshit. And you shouldn’t model your life â€” wait a second â€” you shouldn’t model your life about what you think that we think is cool and what we’re wearing and what we’re saying and everything. Go with yourself. Go with yourself” and then stumble off?*
Then I don’t care.
Oh, and the pic where she’s wearing the big black hat?
Total nipple peekage.
* How the fuck is that clip not on YouTube? Life is totes unfair.
Update: Evil Beet readers rock!!! Thanks Natalie for sending this! The fun starts around the 2 minute mark.
December 4, 2008 at 8:17 pm by Evil Beet
Keri Russell and son River spend some quality time with Jen Garner and Violet Affleck on the UWS on NYC.
Look, maybe I just think all babies are cute.
But these are some cute-ass babies.
Image via Splash
December 21, 2007 at 11:39 am by Evil Beet
Keri Russell and Reese Witherspoon lend their support to a fundraiser for the Children’s Defense Fund.
Other celeb attendees included Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Morrison, Jane Kazcmarek, Elisabeth Shue and Bradley Whitford.
November 2, 2007 at 9:24 am by Evil Beet
I think it’s probably the former.
That kid must be so comfortable. 11-day-old River Russell Deary goes everywhere with Mom in NYC. I kind of wish they made those things in an adult size, so when my mom’s in town she could carry me around like that. Or my friends and I could just take turns carrying each other around. Like instead of having designated drivers we could have designated carriers. It would be like, “Look, Tiffany, I walked last weekend. This weekend you walk and I get to ride in the pouch. No, I don’t care if your boyfriend said he’d put you in his pouch this weekend. You have an obligation to put me in your pouch tonight. Is that clear?”