-Keri Russell liked that her character in " Star Wars" wore a mask. Russell," There was a lead for it already, ,( Daisy Ridley) ,So it was very attractive,the idea of not being the lead. The mask - I felt safe in it. And tough. No makeup. You don't have to be embarrassed by anything".
- J.J. Abrams on Russell's demeanor. Abrams" I've never met an actor who is more committed to the job of acting,who finds so distasteful so many of the things that are required of her,and she really wrestles with having to be herself representing the work she's doing. It's one reason why having this mask was a strangely comforting thing for her".
- Russell on her career. Russell" When you start seeing someone too much you're not craving anything" I fell like I do just enough. I see a lot of other people who have great ambition,but I feel as if my life is so full, with little kids(12,7,3) I'm not hungry for a certain kind of success. I'm just barely making this work"
- Russell divorced husband Shane Deary who she had two kids with, and partnered with costar Matthew Rheys and had a child with him in the 5 year span of the show. Russell" Obviously,there's something sexy about the whole spy world. It was a fun sexy place to live in for years, especially being with someone I was so in love with. It wasn't like we were growing plants, we were shooting a lot at night".
-Russell avoids social media and still has her AOL account.
-Russell admits to a twinge of fear of stories drying up as she grows older. She notes Rhys will likely work forever ,and while actors like Reese Witherspoon (43 same as Russell) are producing stories- Russell " I can't imagine running a bit company as well as what I'm doing, To me it comes down to " Am I doing something interesting to me at that moment," Russell seems to not let the fear guide her to compromise herself. Russell" I always feel that if you take too much, it's going to get you. The money is there, but nothing is free. You'll pay for it down the line".