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Danes: Now is good for motherhood

Published 08/01/2013 | 08:47

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Claire Danes is proud mum to son Cyrus

Claire Danes has revealed she is happy that she didn't have children earlier.

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The Emmy-winning Homeland star is thankful that she got her career on track before she had son Cyrus on December 17.

The 33-year-old told US Elle: "I've always wanted to have kids, but I'm glad I didn't until now. When I was thinking about [working and being a mother] originally, I was really nervous about it.

"I think I would make a lousy stay-at-home mum. It just wouldn't suit me. I feel so fortunate, in that I've had this arrow-straight focus that I wanted to act."

Claire - who began dating Hugh Dancy after they met on the set of 2006 film Evening and married him in 2009 - said their relationship has a sort of "ease" about it.

"Hugh was just the right partner for me. I got very, very lucky," she said.

"There's only so much credit you can take when it just sort of works, you know? And obviously we work hard at maintaining our relationship - that is central to both our lives - but at the same time, it's just this kind of ease that I can't really account for."

She also admitted that the couple got starstruck when they met US President Barack Obama during the White House Correspondents' dinner.

"Hugh was like, 'We have to meet Obama,' and we walked over and found ourselves shaking hands with him," she recalled.

"He said, 'Oh, you're a fine actress.' And I said, 'You're a fine president!' And he said, 'Oh, you're a finer actress than I am president.' I didn't have any retort. Hugh and I went immediately to the bar and had a big shot of vodka," she added.

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