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.


Claire is on the cover of the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar! She talks about the upcoming season of HOMELAND, which starts on January 19, and the current political situation of the world. The full interview by Elizabeth Day is on the issue, out on the 4th of January.

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As she returns in the thrilling new series of Homeland – which is set in New York, in the run-up to the presidential inauguration – Claire Danes discusses the febrile phenomenon of Donald Trump, the feverish state of modern politics, and the powerful intensity of her role as a brilliant bipolar CIA agent in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

“I do think that England and America are so closely affiliated that it’s not terribly surprising there’s this parallel phenomenon occurring between our two countries,” Danes says. “The Brexit and Trump phenomena are informed by similar forces and social and economic movements. I think it’s been really stressful; it’s been really scary. I think we’re in a fever state and we’re all really anxious about how we’ve gotten here and why we’ve gotten here.”

In fact, the sixth season of Homeland, which Danes is currently filming, features a female president-elect “who is kind of a composite of the two major candidates of this election: some of Clinton and maybe the smallest dash of Trump. She has the kind of tenacity of Hillary but is a little rogue and more intensely liberal.”

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The ‘promotion’ for PBS’s art series ‘Art21’, which Claire will be hosting this season, has begun. W Magazine has recently talked to her about her culture diet – books, TV shows, movies, songs and more.

PBS’s much beloved art series “Art21” is getting a makeover this season, shifting its focus to the cities artists live in. Plus it’s adding some Hollywood star power with a new host, Claire Danes. The actress got into the art world early on growing up in Soho with two artist parents, and in between filming “Homeland” and raising her three-year old son in Brooklyn, she found time to get to know the Chicago, L.A., Mexico, and Vancouver scenes too – not to mention names like Nick Cave, Barbara Kasten, and Theaster Gates for the new season of “Art21.” Get a taste of her taste before the season premiere next Friday in her culture diet, here.

First thing you read in the morning:
First thing I read is the weather. Then the Times’ Morning Briefing on my phone. Oh, and my lines for the day. Best to cram ’em in right before bed and first thing in the a.m.

Books on your bedside table right now:
Love’s Executioner: & Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom, The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn, and an alarming stack of home décor magazines.

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The official Charlie Rose youtube channel has uploaded a clip from Claire’s recent interview, in talks about her character Carrie Mathison and what fans of the Showtime series “Homeland” can expect from season 5.


A few videos of Claire’s interview for Howard Stern were posted to the show’s official youtube channel. She talks about being contractually obliged for 7 seasons of ‘Homeland’, being validated after winning an award and people she would like to work with. You can watch the videos below, and we have also added a transcript of the interview under the cut – thanks to MarksFriggin.com!

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In a very sweet new video released by People, Claire talks about her first acting memories and how she fell in love with the profession at an early age and more. Watch it below.


Claire is set to attend TimesTalks on April 21st, which should consist of a live, online and video conversation between her and a New York Times journalist. You can buy tickets directly on their website.

TimesTalks – Claire Danes
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:30PM

at The TimesCenter
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10018

Claire Danes, the Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning star of Showtime’s critically acclaimed series “Homeland,” fearlessly risks everything including her sanity as CIA officer Carrie Mathison, in this gripping and emotional thriller. Find out more about “Homeland,” her character and what’s to come in the next season from the actress and series producer, also known for her award-winning roles in “Temple Grandin” and “My So-Called Life.” Interviewed by New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff.


Clare is Glamour’s December cover girl! She talks about her her feisty Homeland character, loving motherhood and how she fancies the pants off her husband Hugh Dancy. Plus, she gave us her views on working in a male-dominated industry.

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“There are still shockingly few women who hold real positions of power in my industry,” Claire tells us exclusively. “I think because we don’t, still, have that much experience with accepting women in authoritative roles, y’know? We’re all a bit jumpy about that. I think there’s a mental leap women have to take because we’ve internalised this idea that we’re not supposed to forge the way. I think that’s changing but it’s a Catch 22: you need to see women successfully take those roles on to feel secure enough to dare attempt it yourself. The statistics are clear, there’s not [a rueful laugh] absolute parity… ”

Regardless, Claire plays the role of Carrie on the award-winning Homeland, but does she see similarities with the character she plays? “The truth is, Carrie is so dissimilar to me on basically every level,” she replied.

“I would be an abysmal CIA officer. I’m not even a political beast. I make imaginative leaps all the time. I’m very good at pretending, I guess.”

In the December issue she talks about how motherhood astounds her every day. Speaking about being a mum to little Cyrus, she said: “I love it, I love him and I’m endlessly amazed by the depths to which I do, at how involuntary and physical and profound it is. Even when he’s sleeping there’s this deep sense of responsibility. Once you make that choice, you can never un-make it and I don’t think there’s any other situation or obligation where that’s the case. It’s beautiful. And humbling.”

Naturally, Claire is missing her Homeland costar, Damian Lewis: “I miss acting with Damian, first and foremost, He is an extraordinarily gifted performer. I also miss his friendship, he’s a very bright, funny chap, who adores his wife and kids. It’s rare to find someone equally as talented as he is kind and sane.”

Source: Glamour


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