Talking with Keri Russell
From the 9/27/99 issue of People magazine
Thanks to Kimberly for transcribing this.
Her wild curly mane may not have inspired as many copycat cuts as Jennifer
Anistion's "the Rachel," but Felicity star Keri Russell was clearly one of
last year's best-tressed TV stars. On Sept. 26th, The WB drama returns for
its sophomore season on a new night, Sunday, and after a few episodes, its
hero sports a new and drastically shorter do. What gives? The suggestion for
a fresh look actually came from a producer, but Russell, 23, willingly
submitted to the scissors on Aug. 21. " It's sooo short," she says. "But
it's so liberating. It's so quick for me to get ready. I don't know what I
Much has changed for Russell, a former MMC Mousketeer and star of the
washed-up Malibu Shores (1996). As last year's It Girl, she says, " I felt
nervous, tense, and bewildered." These days, notes the actress, who shares
an L.A. apartment with Tony Lucca (a fellow Mousketeer and MS co-star)
"it's easier to relax." Fans, however, might be a bit tense about last
season's cliff hanger: Did she choose brawny Ben or nice-guy Noel? Russell
won't even give a hint. "All I can say is, I think, everyone will LOVE IT,"
she teases. Of course, she's easy to please. "They were both," she declares,
"such good options."
Under the photo of Russell with her new short do, it says:
Russell (with her new do, above) spent the summer in Ireland, where she
"acted my age and had fun."