On Saturday night, “The Americans” creator Joe Weisberg entertained the preem aud at Gotham’s DGA Theater with memories of his CIA exam 20 years ago. One question back then stunned him: “Are you attempting to join the CIA to gain information on its background and intelligence so you can write about it later?”
While Weisberg answered an emphatic “no” then, the new FX series shows that a kernel did sprout since thesps Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play embedded KGB agents in 1981.
At the preem screening, Russell said she was surprised to learn how much the Russians in the 1980s actually knew. “Like with Reagan’s attempted assassination, they knew much more than the American public for years.”
The spy party continued at the Russian Tea Room.