Claire Danes - Pregnant Claire Danes Loves Playing A 'Compelling' Cia Agent
Claire Danes reveals her love for her slightly unhinged crime fighting character on the hit US TV series 'Homeland'.
The Golden Globe winner told GQ Magazine that CIA agent Carrie Mathison was her 'kinky superhero alter ago' and has much respect for her despite the fact that she suffers from bipolar disorder. 'As disturbed and troubled as she is, she's always ****ing right', said Danes. 'Which is nice because I so rarely am.'
'Homeland' became an immediate hit when the first series launched in October 2011. A second series is set to premiere this September and Danes has signed a contract to appear in the show for seven series. It's a massive sacrifice to her family life as she has to film in North Carolina for five months a year hundreds of miles away from the New York home she shares with husband Hugh Dancy. To make things even harder, she is currently pregnant with her first child. 'It sucks. Seven years, it's a long-ass time', she says. 'But every year I'm going to have something really compelling to do.'
Her role in 'Homeland' was much comfort to her when she lost the chance to appear in the crime drama 'J. Edgar' alongside Leonardo Dicaprio. 'I was like, 'Do I want to play the secretary to some compelling person - or do I just wanna play the compelling person?'' She said.