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Clare Danes talks 'My So Called Life' on cult show's 20th anniversary

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Clare Danes talks about 'My So Called Life' on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

Clare Danes talks about 'My So Called Life' on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

Clare Danes talks about 'My So Called Life' on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

It has been 20 years since 'My So Called Life' debuted in the US on ABC, launching the career of 'Homeland' star Clare Danes.

The 35-year-old actress has revealed she still keeps in touch with her co-stars and the show's writers.

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The cast of My So Called Life

The cast of My So Called Life

The cast of My So Called Life

Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she said, "We're still really close.  We just had a barbeque around Emmy time, and all my 'My So Called Life' buddies came.

"We were just together and it was great and we all felt collectively so old!  I was so little when I made it!"

'My So Called Life' ran from August 25 1994 to January 26 1995 but, despite being cancelled after one season, it garnered a cult following thanks to the combined charisma of Danes and co-star Jared Leto, who now combines a music career with movie stardom.

"It's kind of amazing!" says Danes.  "I'm totally psyched by it.  It's so wonderful and surprising.  We didn't even make through a full season - we only shot 18 or 19 episodes.  We were cancelled!  We failed! Total loser show!

"But it had this incredible afterlife and it just got bought by so many cable stations.  I have friends with teenage kids who are just discovering it and connecting with it.  It's still relevant."

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