Lesley Mofokeng, from the website City Press, had a chance to talk to Claire on the set of “Homeland” this week. She published an article about their conversation earlier today, and you can read it below:

Vuyo Mbuli must be smiling from the grave. The veteran broadcaster, who died last year, will be proud to know that “sharp sharp” – a phrase he was known for – has caught on with Hollywood royalty. Claire Danes, star of the hit TV series, Homeland, which is shooting in Cape Town, says this is her favourite piece of South African slang.

She intends to keep using it when she goes back home to the US.

“‘Sharp sharp’ is my favourite,” she enthused when City Press visited her on the set of the series.

The actress plays Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer with bipolar disorder, in the Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning drama.

“Of course, I know about ‘just now’, ‘now now’ and ‘howzit’. One of my best friends lived in Cape Town for two years and our children are around the same age. She kept calling my son ‘boy’ and I thought that was kind of aggressive, but I actually now see why she was doing that. I also like ‘my lady’ and ‘boss’,” she said.

Not only has her stay been a lesson in linguistics, but Danes has indulged in the culinary delights offered by the fairest Cape. “As for food, I’m now officially on a diet because the food has been effing incredible. When I first got here, I was a little overexcited, so I’m taking a pause for a second so I can head back to the culinary offers again.”

“Cape Town has been good to me, I love being here. It’s one of the most beautiful places I have been to on the planet. I travel pretty extensively and it is breathtakingly beautiful. I’ve been doing these trail runs and I can’t believe this is just a casual run at the end of the day – they have these heavenly views.”

“But I’ve been working hard too and spending the majority of my time at the office, so to speak. I’m also aware of the cultures recalibrating after apartheid. But I’m moved by the beauty of the place and the people have been warm.”

Homeland fans will be able to re-live the final descent and redemption of Nick Brody when the third season comes to Blu-ray and DVD next month! The Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment release is packed with Special Features and will be available to buy from September 8th.

Blu-ray & DVD Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Homeland Season Three: Re-creating the Tower of David
  • The Star Audio Commentary by Damian Lewis, Alex Gansa and Joe Hobeck
  • The Last Days: Filming the Season Finale

  • Our gallery has been updated with the first promotional stills from the 4th season of “Homeland”. They’re from the 3rd episode, titled “Shalwar Kameez”, and you can see them by clicking on the thumbnails below:

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    Gallery Link:
    Television Series > Homeland > Season 4 > Promotional Stills > Episode 03 – “Shalwar Kameez” (October 12, 2014)

    Homeland is getting a supersized return! Though the Showtime drama isn’t getting a full two-hour episode for its season premiere, it will return with two back-to-back episodes on Oct. 5.

    “In the aftermath of Homeland’s stunning finale last season, there is such strong anticipation for the start of season four that we wanted to give Homeland fans an extra generous helping of Carrie and company,” said network exec vp originals Gary Levine. “Once we decided to premiere Homeland with a double episode, it made sense to use the momentum of that event to launch our newest series, The Affair, the very next week on October 12.”

    Source: Hollywood Reporter

    Our gallery has been updated with scans from the August issue of Hollywood Reporter. Thanks to Neide, from s-hennig.com, for sending them our way!

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    Gallery Links:
    Magazine Scans > 2014 > Hollywood Reporter – August – Emmy’s Special
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    Claire stopped by WTF with Marc Maron to talk about what it was like to find success at such a young age, why she briefly left it all behind and more. Listen to it below:

    Episode 520 – Claire Danes.

    Our gallery has been updated with images of Claire on the set of “Homeland” yesterday. Thank you to Kieran, from the-flash.org, for sending them our way!

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    Gallery Link:
    Television Series > Homeland > Season 4 > On Set > On set in Cape Town, South Africa (July 23, 2014)

    Claire and her co-star Mandy Patinkin were in character for a sombre “Homeland” shoot in Cape Town on Tuesday, 22 July. Filming took place around the city’s historic Saint George’s Cathedral with a number of Cape Town actors playing mourners in a funeral scene for the upcoming season of the show. Our gallery has been udpated with an image of CLaire and Mandy on location, check it out:

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    Television Series > Homeland > Season 4 > On Set > On set in Cape Town, South Africa (July 22, 2014)

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