Picks and Pans Review: Keri Russell Ready for Bedtime

updated 12/22/2008 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/22/2008 AT 01:00 AM EST

The actress, 32, stars with Adam Sandler in Bedtime Stories, about fairy tales that come to life.

HOW DID YOU LIKE PLAYING A MERMAID IN ONE SCENE? I wear a major hairpiece and am painted from head to toe with a huge prosthetic tail. It was intense. It took hours to get it on and off, and going to the bathroom is elaborate.

DO YOU READ STORIES TO YOUR SON RIVER? He is only 1 1/2, and the drag is at that age, you read one page and he's like, "Read this one now!" And you're like, "But I like this part!"

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