Keri Russell Reveals Why 'Felicity' Co-Star Scott Speedman Was a 'Disaster of a Boyfriend'
By Jennifer Drysdale
It was a Felicity reunion on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Keri Russell and Scott Speedman followed up Russell's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony with a late-night appearance, where they opened up about playing on-screen love interests, Felicity Porter and Ben Covington, on the WB drama from 1998 to 2002, and the short-lived real-life romance that followed. In fact, Speedman recalled being a "disaster of a boyfriend" -- and Russell agreed!
"It was a big deal," the Animal Kingdom star recalled of Russell's headline-making pixie cut in season two. "But we were actually dating at the time, and I had been such a disaster of a boyfriend up until then, and I knew I had to put on a good show, and I was going to see her and her new haircut."
"I was like, 'Come on, man, you gotta bring it home. You gotta do it.' And I got to work, and she turned around the corner and my face sort of froze in a half panic, half smile situation. I just did not pull it off, and you called me on it," Speedman, 41, said with a laugh. "It was a chia-head sort of vibe to it. Yeah, chia pet."
"There was a chia pet vibe," Russell, 41, agreed.
While Felicity's hair was a major deal in 1999, it was the pair's romance that Kimmel couldn't get over. "Let's go back to the disaster of a boyfriend," he teased.