The actress, who got her start on the Mickey Mouse Club, became a household name in the title role of Felicity which ran from 1998 to 2002. Speedman played one of her love interests on the show and the actors also had a relationship offscreen.
Russell talked about her longtime friendship with the Animal Kingdom actor on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the actors answered questions about a possible Felicity revival.
“Some people are on really high-class shows,” Speedman said, referring to Russell’s role on The Americans. “I’ll do it in a heartbeat. I’ll be on Lifetime in no time.”
The actors agreed Speedman was “a disaster of a boyfriend.”
“A young 20s boyfriend is called a disaster of a boyfriend,” Russell said.
Speedman replied, “Not much has changed.”
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 41-year-old said of the ceremony, “I would much rather hide out from doing these things. It’s a lot for me to get up and speak, but, it’s an incredible honor, obviously. It’s so special to be a part of this. My mom grew up outside of L.A. and remembers these ceremonies, you know, so it’s incredible. It’s historic, and it’s amazing to be a part of it.”
Russell currently appears on FX’s The Americans which aired the final episode of Season 5 Tuesday night. The series will end at Season 6.