The new season of “The Americans” hits the airwaves March 7 following a recent awards breakthrough for the series; in 2016 the Cold War spy drama earned its first Emmy nomination for Best Drama. The cast and crew of the series were in New York City on February 25 to celebrate the fifth season premiere, and teenage actor Keidrich Sellati reminisced about growing up on the show (watch above).
“Considering I started when I was 10, and now I’m 15 — oh, I got old quick … I’ve learned a lot from all of these guys, and every time I come back I’m more mature — at least, I like to think so,” Sellati told Gold Derby on the red carpet. The show will end after its sixth season in 2018, and that’s bittersweet for the young actor. “It’s already been a third of my life … It’s sad and it’s scary because I don’t know what I’m going to do after this. I’m not sure if I’m going to keep acting, although I’m pretty sure I will. I’m not sure how life is going to go, but it’s been a great ride.”
Sellati plays Henry Jennings, the son of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell), who work as travel agents in the suburbs of Washington DC but are actually KGB spies working to support the Soviet government and undermine the United States. However, Henry is the only member of the family who doesn’t know the truth — or so we think. Sellati teases, “I’ve always said it would be really interesting if since the beginning Henry knew and was just not saying anything.”
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