Keri Russell Fronts Capitol File's 2013 Holiday Issue

Posted Wednesday November 20, 2013 3:58 PM GMT

With her FX series "The Americans" nearing its second season premiere, Keri Russell pitched in on promotions by covering the 2013 Holiday issue of Capitol File magazine.

The former "Felicity" star looked absolutely enchanting in Valentino red dress with Dior jewelry for the Andrew Eccles-shot front page while chatting about her days on the set of "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" and shared details about how she handles motherhood.

Highlights from Miss Russell's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Capitol File!

On "The All New Mickey Mouse Club":
"Growing up in Colorado, I had a scholarship to a professional dancing school. The hours were 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day after school. Because we were on scholarship, we had to first clean the studio before we danced. It was definitely grounding."

On "The Americans" being a hit:
"Honestly you never know. There are so many factors that go into the final product: the actors, the chemistry, the script, the setting dialogue - you just never know until you see the final product. The show has been a delightful surprise."

On raising her children:
"I tend to think I can do everything myself. I don't even like the word 'nanny,' so I call them babysitters. Is that weird? I recently read 'A Moveable Feast' by Ernest Hemingway, documenting a time in Paris when Hemingway and his wife were just starting out. They were totally destitute - literally, they had no money - and even they had a sitter!"

Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles for Capitol File

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