Keri Russell: “I’m The Opposite Of Cool”

Back on the small screen alongside funny dad-of-two Will Arnett in this fall’s Running Wilde, Keri Russell is learning to juggle being both an actress and a mom to her 3-year-old son River. The former Felicity star talks to ParentDish about motherhood – and explains why she’s the “opposite of cool.”

On juggling work and motherhood: “I take it day by day. Yes, I work really hard during the day, but I had this week off so we got to register for preschools. I got to put him to sleep at night and have breakfast in the morning. That’s, I guess, sort of the good thing about being a working parent. When you are at home, you really appreciate those mundane every day little things.”

On how kids get in the way of cleanliness: “I feel like the moment I put him to sleep I can clean the kitchen the way I like it and then when he’s awake and he has every toy out you just have to walk away.”

On being a “know-it-all control freak:” “I’m just a nerd. Well, maybe not as controlling as much as a nerd. I like everything organized. I like everything very clean. I don’t like to bend the rules. I’m a nerd. I go to sleep really early. I’m like, ‘I don’t think that’s the way we should do that,’ and my husband’s like, ‘Alright, nerd. Calm down.’ I’m the opposite of cool.”

Read the rest of Keri’s interview at

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