We’ve all been loving the mind-boggling FX series The Americans for its complex, complicated and intelligent period drama. The series revolves around two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. The drama is set in the time frame of Cold War, following Ronald Reagan being elected as President.
Matthew Rhys as Philip Jenning. Source: Entertainment
Matthew Rhys who plays the main character of Philip Jennings, a Soviet KGB officer. Matthew has admitted to enjoying his character on the show. In an interview with Collider, he opened up about his character Philip,
“I always thought it had so much potential. Some pilots you read and go, “This could last maybe six episodes, and then what will happen?” With this, I just thought, “Oh, my god, this could run and run.” I’d never come across a concept where so much is set up and so much is ready to go. And what has happened since then is incredibly dense, rich, layered, complicated, and everything that you want, in the playing of a TV show. There are so many balls in the air, or plates, depending on what you’re juggling.”
Rhys looks amazing in '90s fashion. Source: Pinterest
Talking to LA Times, he revealed about enjoying his intriguing character!
"I'm always trying to find what's the truth in this moment," added Rhys. He goes more into Philip’s character and accepts that he’s character is likely to accept walking away from everything if possible!
“In a heartbeat! In the first episode of the first season, he asked Elizabeth if they should consider defecting. For him to get to that position with her, where he said, “We should defect,” was enormous. Clearly, this is something that has been enormously on his mind. I think it’s still bubbling. It’s the only way he can safeguard his kids’ future. He knows he can’t sustain this. So yeah, in that sense, if he were to defect, I think he’d be set for life.”
And it’s not just acting, the next episode of The Americans will be directed by Matthew Rhys himself. Isn’t that one hell of an exciting news?
You can watch the Americans on FX ever Wednesday at 10.