Do you ever find yourself in a conversation with someone, and you can’t bring yourself focus on what it is they’re saying because they have something between their teeth, or something hanging from their nose, or their zipper is down? That’s what happened to me while watching Keri Russell talk about The Americans on The Colbert Report, only she didn’t have anything hanging from her nose. Her bra was showing.
At the beginning of the interview with Stephen Colbert, Kerri Russell is clearly wearing a low-cut blouse buttoned in such a way as to reveal her bra. It’s an odd choice for The Colbert Report, but I seriously doubt anyone is complaining.
Of course, I’m transfixed because I’m a shallow heterosexual male who has had a mean crush on Keri Russell for 15 years and this very, very minor wardrobe malfunction has now consumed me. But I am beginning to wonder if she knows that her bra is showing. I mean, it’s really bugging me now. She’s talking about The Americans, one of my favorite shows on TV, and I can’t concentrate on what she’s saying because I feel like she accidentally forgot to button up.
Oh, and there it is. Finally, at the 2:19 second mark, she notices.
“Oh excuse me,” she says. “I want to make myself decent.” She pulls her blouse together to hide her bra, and her and Colbert have a fun exchange.
Colbert: “That’s what spies call the honey trap. What is the honey trap, anyway?”
Russell: “You’ll find out later.”
Colbert: “Stay tuned for Colbert: After Dark.”
Whew. All right. Problem solved, anyway. Right? The black bra has been concealed.
Wait! It’s back. Damnit.
And now she’s feeling self-conscious about it.
But it’s back again! Come on, Keri. Just button that top button, right? That’ll solve all your problems.
Ah, there she is again, fixing it without fixing it. Damnit Kerri, just button it!
Unfortunately, the interview ends without any resolutions, although you can still see as the segment is ending and she’s shaking Colbert’s hand that she’s looking down, still concerned about that damn button. It just wouldn’t stay closed!
Anyway, once you know the outcome of bra-gate 2014, maybe you can better focus on the interview itself. Better yet, read this week’s The American’s post to prepare you for next week’s season finale.