Keri Russell Quotes

Keri Russell Quotes On Acting

Anything that opens you up emotionally is going to impact your acting. Parenthood, becoming a mom, certainly does that.

Acting happened to me. If I had pursued it, I think it would have been like someone going to a bar, desperately looking for love and not finding anyone.

Acting is a strange profession, and, yes, sometimes I struggle with its worth, its value in the world.

I think I'm probably more

I think I’m probably more passionate about acting now than when I was a kid. When I was young, I didn’t know what I was doing.

I think the first time I realized I was actually acting was during Felicity. Before that, I was just going along for the ride.

I don’t think, as a 15-year-old, you’re that conscious about a lifetime career. I didn’t think: “I’m a serious actor.” I never studied acting or anything when I was that age.

Keri Russell Quotes On Character

I think it’s quite common and realistic. There are many stories like this [in Waitress]. [Jenna, my character] marriage looks really horrible up on the screen but I think there are a lot of people in bad relationships who wake up and think to themselves: “Wow, how did I end up here? Why am I still here and so unhappy and not satisfied with my life?”

I think the good stories are those where the character decides to break away and do something different.

I think love is a great catalyst for many characters to further the story or their own growth.

I personally adore origin stories – they’re so intriguing, learning what shaped and formed a character.

I just thought that Adrienne

I just thought that Adrienne [Shelly] wrote a great character [for Waitress]. It really was all on the page.

Keri Russell Quotes On Children

I am positive I was not a neglected child. I remember reading ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘The Sleeping Beauty.

I would not let my children act when they are young!

Keri Russell Quotes On Felicity

While ‘Felicity’ was successful in the States, and I had opportunities to do other stuff, I didn’t want to do anything to make myself more famous. I wasn’t dealing well with the celebrity of all of that. I was 23 – just a kid – and not coming from money, it was all just too much. I just wanted to slow it down a little bit, and gain control.

I think the first time I realized I was actually acting was during Felicity. Before that, I was just going along for the ride.

Keri Russell Quotes On Film

The thing I loved about this movie [Waitress] when I read the script was that it was exactly the kind of film that I love to watch. It’s not just funny, it’s serious, just when you need it to be and true to life in a way.

It’s definitely a unique situation that we’re in. And, yeah, it is difficult not having our ringleader here with us to talk about the film [the Waitress], not having our main person here. People are also asking in relation to the film: what would Adrienne [ Shelly] say about this or that? But I don’t know. I don’t know what she would say.

Cheryl [Hines] and I sat through two screenings at the Sundance Film Festival and during the second one, we said to each other: “You know, we don’t have to get sad about this. Let’s try to enjoy this. Let’s just watch it. It’s a happy movie [Waitress].”

Keri Russell Quotes On Home

I wish I had an invisible plane to take me home to Brooklyn, and I wouldn’t have to ride the subway.

I tend to come home and eat a bowl of cereal. I’m not thinking about baking a pie when I’m off work.

Keri Russell Quotes On Mom

Anything that opens you up emotionally is going to impact your acting. Parenthood, becoming a mom, certainly does that.

You instantly become less selfish. You can’t be the biggest person in the world anymore-they are. [Motherhood] really grounds you.

You don’t get to be the bad mom and still succeed at your job and be tough. It’s such a good job because it’s so rare. It’s a really rare job.

I don’t think I ate a green vegetable until I was 30. I didn’t grow up with a mom who enforced that at all.

I know not every mom is a secret KGB spy, but every mom has this whole other life. Every dad and every person has this whole other life.

I like getting to be in the

I like getting to be in the adult world a little bit and then getting to be in the mom world and cook dinners. And, for me, that balance is what makes it nice.

Freddie [Highmore] is great in the movie [August Rush]. It comes out this Fall and I play a young cellist, a prodigy, who is touring and doing concerts. She’s very young and has a one-night fling with an Irish rocker, played Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who is also a really talented musician.

[Andy Griffith] is so great. He’s just a dream. He’s a beautiful man and so professional. I think he had more to say, script-wise, than anyone else, and when you’re older it’s not easy to memorize lines.

That’s interesting to hear you say that because watching it [the Waitress] for the first time at Sundance was fascinating – it was so different from the experience of making it.

Really, it [the Waitress] was a story about believing in yourself ultimately, and caring enough about yourself to change your life.

I love Cheryl [Hines] so

I love Cheryl [Hines] so much and had so much fun with her. Off set we got on so well and would tell stories.

We shot the movie [Waitress] in 20 days so there wasn’t a lot of time to learn. There wasn’t a lot of pie baking going on, at least not by me. But we always had pies while we were filming – we ate two different pies every day for lunch!

Adrienne [ Shelly] had 100 per cent control over this movie [ Waitress] as a director. She didn’t just write it, direct it and act in it, she was the creative force behind everything, from the jokes down to the expressions.

I do think it [the Waitress] speaks in a positive way for women and it was surprising for me to see it for the first time as a movie all put together with music. I really liked it a lot.

I wouldn’t say that my experience making it [the Waitress] was necessarily uplifting, but watching it with an audience, I was surprised at how hopeful it was at the end.

I tend to come home

I tend to come home and eat a bowl of cereal. I’m not thinking about baking a pie when I’m off work.

I can make cookies and do easy stuff. Pies are very specific and hard to do well though.

With a pie, the crust is a real delicacy. It’s very hard to get it just right because it’s got to be cold and just the right consistency. There’s a whole art to it and I haven’t learned how to do it [filming in Waitress].There’s not a lot of time for cooking, especially when you’re shooting nights or working until 11pm.

[ Adrienne Shelly] explain exactly what she was looking for. This was her movie [Waitress].She also wrote the songs that I sing in it. She wrote everything. She chose the colour of our outfits; she designed the set of the diner. She was very, very involved at every level.

I just thought that Adrienne [Shelly] wrote a great character [for Waitress]. It really was all on the page.