The Road to FX’s ‘The Americans’ in 5 Clicks
5. And then there were sparks.
While she was pregnant, the producers’ first choice for Elizabeth Russell, Keri Russell, was asked to play the ruthless spy. A few months after the birth of her baby girl, the Felicity star accepted. The search for her partner in both crime and marriage was on. After a successful chemistry read between Brothers & Sisters star Matthew Rhys and Russell, The Americans had found its operatives.