Many stars struggle to find the balance between work and family life, but mom-of-two Keri Russell says she’s happy to put her career on hold from time to time. Now back to work on the FX show The Americans, Keri, who was kids River and Willa, recently opened up about acting and motherhood in an interview with Parade.com.
On taking time off from work: “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.”
On how motherhood has changed her: “You instantly become less selfish. You can’t be the biggest person in the world anymore—they are. It really grounds you.”
On her breakthrough role in Felicity: “It was a really sweet, heartfelt show and it’s funny because the creators were both men in their thirties when they wrote it. I think what people really related to was that time in your life when everything is possible. College is such a monumental time when your path in life is being decided, and it can go so many different ways, and every relationship you’re forming can affect that and I think the show just really captured that.”
Read Keri’s entire interview at Parade.com