The WB launched a new drama on September 29, 1998 titled FelicityFelicity Porter, a recent high-school graduate (portrayed below) Keri Russell) through her college life in New York City, across the country from her home in California. The series also starred Scott Speedman, Amy Jo Johnson, Tangi Miller, Scott Foley, Greg GrunbergAnd Amanda ForemanThe series aired for four seasons and followed the group through four years of college.
The first TV show to air from May 2002 to May 2002 was the show. J.J. AbramsAs he cocreated this series with Matt Reeves.
Russell revealed that she understood why the show is timeless, and still touches fans years later, when the cast reunited at Austin’s ATX TV Festival.
“The beauty of the show, as always, this really simple idea that I feel is very relatable. This romantic idea … that a lot of times when you’re young of this chance to change your life completely,” she said at the time. “Everyone can look back on that one moment: I wish I would have chosen him or taken that chance. That’s was the sweetness, beauty and the truth of the show. And that’s what we got to live out through Felicity. She took risks. She jumped. That was the strength and core story of the show.”
She also reflected on one of the most memorable scenes from the show: Felicity’s drastic haircut, which happened after Russell texted the creators a picture of her in a boy’s wig, joking she’d cut her hair.
“I was with my girlfriends at some lake and I got this phone call … and [Abrams] said, ‘Hey, we got your picture, would you really cut your hair?’ And I said ‘I guess.’ They said it was a typical college girl’s story: a guy breaks up with her and the girl cuts her hair and it’s bad. It was wonderful. It was such a good storyline,” she said on the panel. “And I think the thing that was so surprising to me about the reaction … is that Felicity was never a fashion plate anyway. … I was wearing baggy clothes and so I didn’t think everyone cared so much about the way I looked. … It wasn’t the best, but it was so good for the character it didn’t matter.”
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