I remember being obsessed with the fact that Keri and Scott were dating in real life.It was almost as exciting as when Joey Potter and Pacey Witter dated IRL. She spent the day doing on-camera interviews with her co-stars, Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in the background—which is practically annihilated on the DOTPOTA movie poster. ” Russell says excitedly as I sit down across from her. And the connective tissue between the two of them and Abrams is Felicity, the WB college drama that had the world divided into Team Noel or Team Ben.
I still remember the J-14 poster of Scott Speedman that hung on my bedroom wall.Before she signed on to the movie, Russell admits that she knew as much about the Apes franchise as much as the average pop culture denizen. Through that, she developed an appreciation for the series—but she wasn’t quite at the level of fandom as Reeves.She knew all the iconic images, and of Charlton Heston, of course. “He would talk about sending away for these (Planet of the Apes) make-up kits—he did it all,” laughs Russell. Keri Russell was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday but the only thing anyone cares about is BEN AND FELICITY. OK yes, technically, Felicity Porter and the gang were in college but it was still the stuff of teen dreams. In the late 90s and early 00s, when I was actually in the demo these dramas were aimed at, they were my whole sh-t.