Today we bring you some sad (but expected) news regarding Homeland. It has been announced by Claire herself that she show would end with Season 8, during an interview on SiriusXM. You can read the full article, posted by The Hollywood Reporter, and listen to the interview bellow!

As expected, Homeland will end with its upcoming eighth season.

Star Claire Danes has confirmed the news in an interview with Howard Stern on his Sirius XM show. “Yeah, that’s it,” she said when the host brought up the fact that the next season is rumored to be the drama’s last. A representative for Showtime said the network has not made a decision beyond season eight.

The network renewed Homeland for a seventh and eighth season ahead of its sixth season premiere. In February, series showrunner Alex Gansa told The Hollywood Reporter that season eight would likely be his last year — but noted he wasn’t sure that’d be the case for the others on the show.

“It’s definitely going to be my last year,” he explained. “I can’t speak for Claire or Mandy, but it will be my final year and it will be designed to be the end of an eight-season story. If Showtime, Fox, Claire and Mandy want to take the show further that’s their decision, and we would leave some room for that to happen — if there’s an appetite.”

When Stern asked Danes how she’s dealing with this being the last season, the actress acknowledged that she feels “really conflicted” about it. “I mean, I’ll be ready. She’s a lot, this Carrie-freakin’ Mathison character,” she explained. “It’s a workout, so I’ll be ready for a reprieve from that. During the interview, Danes also revealed that she’s pregnant with her second child with husband Hugh Dancy.


To wrap up Claire’s busy Monday, we bring you photos and a video from her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert! While at the talk show Claire and Stephen Colbert spoke about Superbowl, instagram, Homeland and.. a spy camp?

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Claire joined her A Kid Like Jake co-stars Priyanka Chopra, Octavia Spencer, Jim Parsons, Silas Howard and Daniel Pearle at the L.A. Times Studio at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to promote the movie, and you can watch their interview below.

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Claire talked to Cindy Adams from Page Six about playing a therapist – and also going to therapy. Read it below.

I interviewed a bear. No real grizzly or Gobi. A human inside Stupid Brain Costume Shop’s fuzzy off-white suit. This polar species is in “Brigsby Bear” with real-life star Claire Danes.

Claire: “My part in the movie’s to encourage an innocent young man with imagination to accept reality. He’s created his own world. An imaginary role for himself with an attachment to this make-believe bear. I have no scenes with it, so you might say I’m anti-bear. I play the man’s therapist.”
What’s someone in pink stilettos and backless armless Prada know about playing a therapist?

“Oh, please. You kidding? Of course I know about therapy. I’m a New Yorker. Everybody’s in therapy. My best friends. My childhood chum’s a therapist. At birth, as I left the hospital I went into therapy.”

“I’ve been working steadily so now it’s time to be just a wife, a mom and an average person at home. Nice for awhile to even not be catered to excessively. My 4 ¹/₂-year-old’s grown up on sets. He’s even been on this set with me.”

Back to the bear and his (her?) handler: “Max time inside the suit’s two hours. Plus handling liquids before and after since you can’t pee or drink while in it. You can’t even release your arms for a snack. You can’t get that suit wet or dirty. Lunch needs the suit’s full removal.”

“On set, the bear guy was one same professional stuntman throughout. You can’t pinhole the costume’s eyes for vision because cameras and lights would pick that up. So inside he can’t see. Can’t hear. Handlers were with him at all times.”

“The outfit’s animatronic. Face movements, mesh mouth, eyebrows, lids react. Controlled animatronically. A Bluetooth headset and microphone’s inside, so the outside person talks to the bear person, who reacts in an exact replica of the action required.”

Some reporters get one-on-ones with gorgeous George Clooney or handsome Jon Hamm. My luck — I interview a friggin’ Kodiak inside a fuzzy Dr. Denton’s.


I just came across a new interview of Claire for Entertainment Tonight, which was released about a week ago as part of their series about this year’s Primetime Emmy contenders. You can read it below.

Never a stranger to tackling hot-button topics and explosive political situations, the Showtime drama Homeland found itself in the middle of a real-life plot twist so good it was impossible to ignore — the 2016 presidential election and its cultural and political aftermath.

While in the middle of the series’ sixth season, showrunner Alex Gansa began writing new scripts and retrofitting scenes into already shot episodes that reflected America’s current political climate, placing a greater burden on the series’ star, Claire Danes, in her role as Carrie Mathison.

“The onus is on the writers to make the show as relevant and reflective of what’s happening as possible. I’m interpreting their work, so it’s fun for me,” Danes tells ET, explaining that it’s the actor’s responsibility to be flexible and responsive to the ever-changing nature of their work. “That’s true of television in general; you’re airing as you’re filming, as you’re writing. It’s all happening simultaneously. You have to rely on your experience and your reflexes and your technique, but also your intuition. I think you just have to do it and pray that it’s working.”

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Claire and her Homeland co-star Mandy Patinkin have recently talked to Deadline about the additional resonance the show has taken on post-Trump, and their hopes for the series as it heads into its final two seasons. A new portrait was released with their interview, and you will find it in our photo gallery.

What were your first impressions when you read the scripts for Season 6?

Claire Danes: It’s interesting, because the writers started trying to anticipate what the outcome would be on Election Day, and what fate would be determined. They did an extraordinary job of creating a format that would sustain us throughout this period. We were waiting, and at the midway point [of production], Trump was elected, and suddenly, the themes became very clear, and they pursued that. I think the season just collected momentum and strength as it went along. I marvel at their ability to surf these phenomena as they’re occurring, almost in real time.

I imagine a good deal of the arc must have been outlined before you began shooting the season.

Danes: Yeah, they have a pretty sound sense of how we’re going to start, but invariably, they get outpaced by filming, and they end up writing as we film. It’s a high wire act.

Mandy Patinkin: They stay fairly flexible, and it is fluid. They certainly have a clear structure, where Claire would be working, the nature of her job, and defending this young man, and what would happen to the young man. But then, as the world around us changed very quickly, they went with the world, not with previous conceptions…

Danes: …Adapted to that tack.

Patinkin: Yeah. I like that way of not having everything in front of us.

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Claire was on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night, along with Christine Baranski and Jack McBrayer. The show’s official Youtube account has released a couple of videos of the four of them talking about skinny dipping and performing on a short soap opera based on Katy Perry’s songs.

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Claire was on CBS This Morning yesterday to talk about the upcoming season of HOMELAND, which premieres this Sunday, January 15, 2017. About Carrie’s mental state, Claire said “We find her well medicated this season, but there’s still plenty of chaos in her life”. She also talks about Carrie’s relationship with Peter Quinn, stating that she doesn’t believe they were ever to be “romantically linked”, and that they are too similar to one another. Watch the video below.


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