'The Americans' photo: Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys get sexy in GQ

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"The Americans" is definitely teasing the sexy for Season 2. Along those lines, a GQ article featuring stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys dials the heat up as far as it can go in the accompanying photos. The above image appears in GQ's "Love, Sex & Madness" issue (available Jan. 28) and features tidbits about the show from the stars, as well as some steamy photos. 

In "The Americans," Russell and Rhys star as Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, a normal suburban couple with two kids who also happen to be Soviet spies. Both their marriage and their jobs involve tension and violence on a regular basis.

"Basically I am starting every scene with a slightly shocked look on my face and a red handprint on my cheek," Rhys says of his co-star's semi-violent prep for shooting.

What kind of woman needs to do that? "She's making a bologna sandwich for her kids one minute and then blowing a guy in a hotel for intel the next," Russell explains of her character.

Believe it or not, this is the tame photo of the bunch -- two other photos of Russell and Rhys from the article feature lingerie and the actors straddling each other. It's sexy, provocative and more than a little disturbing.

Basically, it's just about perfect for "The Americans."

"The Americans" Season 2 premieres Wednesday, Feb. 26 on FX.

Photo/Video credit: Marco Grob/GQ