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Matthew Rhys on Starring in and Directing Last Night’s Huge Turning Point on The Americans

Matthew Rhys directing “The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears.”

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Each week on Slate’s TV Club Insider podcast, June Thomas sits down with the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans as they reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama’s fourth season. 

In this installment about Episode 8, “The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears,” Matthew Rhys (Philip/Clark) joins June Thomas and showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to talk about his Americans directorial debut, which also happened to be one of his character’s most intense episodes. Plus, Allison Wright stops by to share her thoughts on her character, Martha.

Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.

Podcast produced by Henry Molofsky.

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