Still suffering from Felicity withdrawal? You're not alone. Scott Foley, who spent the better part of the last four years crushing on Keri Russell's angst-ridden alter ego, admits he grieved long and hard following the WB drama's swan song last May.
"I'm embarrassed to tell you this, but I'll let the cat out of the bag: I watched that final scene — the montage with the Sarah McLachlan song 'I Will Remember You' — probably 30 times over the course of two weeks," he confesses to TV Guide Online. "It just makes me so sad. I finally had to erase it from my Tivo and I haven't watched an episode since. I had to cut the cord.
"Shooting that final scene was one of the hardest days of my life," he adds. "We were all bawling our eyes out. I'm going to get verklempt thinking about it now."
Indeed, the specter of Felicity continues to loom large in Foley's life — not to mention his neighborhood. "My wife [Alias star Jennifer Garner] and I just moved into a new house, and it's on the same street that Keri lives on," reveals the Pacific Palisades, Calif., denizen. "But she's been in New York for four months, so I haven't seen her in a while."
Foley can say the same thing about his real-life significant other, who, on top of her already-grueling Alias schedule, is busy making a name for herself on the big screen. Currently, the Catch Me if You Can scene-stealer is in the thick of a rigorous publicity blitz on behalf of her new film Daredevil (opening Feb. 14), and Foley is clearly missing her. Asked how they are able to find the time nurture their two-year-young marriage, he laments: "Right now, we don't... It's tough. We're really good, we just need a little more time together."
Of course, Foley better be careful that his own career doesn't skyrocket out of control. To wit: The Kansas City native hadn't even finished work on Felicity when he was tapped to star in the NBC workplace sitcom A.U.S.A. (premiering tomorrow at 9:30 pm/ET). "I was snapped right up off the market," acknowledges the 30-year-old thesp, who plays a green assistant U.S. attorney in the comedy. "It's a good thing to be an actor in demand."