Thursday 14 December 2017

No screen beauty concerns for Homeland's Claire Danes

Claire Danes said she doesn't have to look beautiful on screen
Claire Danes said she doesn't have to look beautiful on screen

Claire Danes has revealed she doesn't care about looking beautiful on screen.

The Emmy-winning Homeland star admitted she has no qualms giving up her glamorous side to portray her bipolar CIA officer alter-ego, Carrie Mathison, in the Channel 4 political drama.

" I don't have those fears. I really have never been concerned about being beautiful on-screen," she told US Glamour.

"I'm concerned about it if I'm playing a beautiful character. But it's not relevant for Carrie. I don't need to worry about that, and I think that's really great."

Claire revealed that thinking about her husband, British actor Hugh Dancy, can make her blush. The couple, who married in 2009, are parents to son Cyrus, who will celebrate his first birthday on December 17.

"Well, it's true that you often kind of forget to see the person you're most intimate with, but occasionally I'll come to and sort of think, 'Oh my God! You're really, really good-looking!'." she admitted.

"I'm embarrassed now! It's nice to occasionally have that flash," she added.

The 34-year-old also praised Girls star Lena Dunham for setting the way for females in the industry.

"I am a feminist. And I'm so glad that Lena Dunham exists, because she is one too, and she's quite vocal about it," she said.

"Yes, women have more freedom and more influence than ever, but it's hardly equal. It's just not. It's really f***ing crazy. But it's wild that women are under-represented [in Hollywood]."

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