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Matthew Rhys Talks THE AMERICANS and the Season 2 Finale, Approaching His Complex and Complicated Character, and Possibly Directing an Episode

The FX drama series The Americans follows the complex marriage of two KGB spies, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell), posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C., shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President.  On the Season 2 finale, entitled “Echo” and airing on May 21st, no one is safe, as Philip and Elizabeth evacuate their children while trying to complete their mission.

During this recent interview to discuss how the events in the finale will affect things, going forward, actor Matthew Rhys talked about how what happens at the end of the finale is going to bring division between Philip and Elizabeth, what it’s been like to play the changing family dynamic, why Philip is a more lenient and forgiving parent, how he approaches such a complex and complicated character, the most challenging aspect of doing this show, and whether he might ever direct an episode.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

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