Is Keri Russell’s 11-Year-Old Daughter a ‘Felicity’ Fan?

Her No. 1 fan? Keri Russell revealed whether or not her 11-year-old daughter, Willa, fell in love with Felicity after watching the pilot — and what she considered her performing abilities.

“My daughter a couple of 12 months in the past — she’s sort of mature for her age and he or she was bored at some point — I mentioned, ‘Hey, Willa, I did this present about this school woman and also you may suppose it’s cool. It’s actually candy,’” the 46-year-old actress recalled throughout an look on Jimmy Kimmel Dwell! on Wednesday, February 22. “And so I confirmed it to her. I put it on and I downloaded an episode from Amazon or wherever you get it as of late.”

Keri Russell on ‘Felicity.’
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The California native, who shares Willa and her eldest son, River, 15, with ex-husband Shane Deary, famous that she didn’t anticipate her daughter to be so essential of the present. (Russell additionally shares son Sam, 6, with associate Matthew Rhys.)

“After about quarter-hour, she turned it off and he or she went, ‘Ugh, mother, it’s so cringey,’” the Individuals alum informed Jimmy Kimmel. “She was truly grossed out by me. I used to be like, ‘Oh, I believed you may prefer it.’ And she or he was like, ‘Ugh, so cringey.’”

Russell later confessed that the coming-of-age sequence may not have been as enjoyable to look at because it was to make. She put herself in Willa’s sneakers saying, “Like, why would you suppose I’d need to watch your school expertise making out with bizarre boys and stuff?”

Whereas Willa might not be workforce Ben (Scott Speedman) or workforce Noel (Scott Foley), followers of Felicity have been eager for a reunion particular or spinoff for the reason that WB sequence resulted in 2002.

On the sequence, which premiered in September 1998, Russell portrayed latest highschool graduate Felicity Porter, who left California for school in New York after commencement. All through the 4 seasons, followers watched as Felicity navigate faculty, boys and, after all, the aftermath of chopping off her iconic curls.

“The fantastic thing about the present, as all the time, this actually easy concept that I really feel could be very relatable. This romantic concept … that lots of instances once you’re younger of this opportunity to vary your life fully,” Russell informed followers through the 2018 ATX TV Pageant as she reunited along with her costars. “Everybody can look again on that one second: I want I might have chosen him or taken that probability. That’s was the sweetness, magnificence and the reality of the present. And that’s what we obtained to stay out via Felicity. She did, she took the dangers. She jumped. That was the energy and core story of the present.”

Speedman, 47, informed the group on the time that there was “completely” an opportunity of an onscreen reunion. “Let’s do a Felicity Christmas, like, we go to Hawaii episode,” he teased. “That may be nice.”

Three years later, Foley revealed that the ATX reunion made him extra open to reprising the function of Ben if there was a Felicity reboot. “Being round [the cast], being on stage once more modified my thoughts,” the Scandal alum, 50, informed Leisure Tonight in April 2021. “I missed working with them and I might give it one other shot.”