This image released by Lucasfilm shows Keri Russell in a scene from ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’. Picture: AP

Keri Russell’s career was already riding high, with her multi-Emmy-nominated turn on “The Americans,” when she heard from an old friend.

It was J.J. Abrams, who two decades earlier provided her breakout role on TV’s “Felicity,” which he co-created. His email posed a simple question:

Do you want to join “Star Wars”?

The offer a couple of years ago, though, came with a caveat. The character she would play in “Rise of the Skywalker,” a spice smuggler named Zorii Bliss, would never remove her helmet, which covers her entire face, except occasionally her eyes.

So “I can see everyone, but no one can see me,” Russell says by phone this month.