Sunday 22 April 2018

Claire Danes: Me Too movement is unruly and long overdue

The Homeland star praised the movement for gender equality.

Claire Danes (PA)
Claire Danes (PA)

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Homeland star Claire Danes has said the Me Too movement is due to “a millennia’s worth of anger” and branded the resulting reckoning as “long overdue”.

The actress, who will soon be back on TV screens as former CIA agent Carrie Mathison, told US breakfast show CBS This Morning; “I think it’s wonderful. I think it’s nascent, I think it’s all happening right now, it’s powerful.

“It’s been a millennia’s worth of, I think, understandable anger, and we’re challenging this huge disruption in power and it’s just started, and I think we’re all just making sense of it.

“I think it’s great and I think it’s unruly and I think it’s overdue.”

Danes also teased the seventh series of the conspiracy thriller, saying it will show Mathison working to undermine the Keane administration.

She said: “Last season Carrie was very strongly allied with the president-to-be and then president, and there was an assassination attempt that caused the president to be deeply paranoid, so there is a reversal at the end of the season and they are estranged and that is where we find the two characters in the beginning of this season, and Carrie is living with her sister in DC and is quietly on the fringes trying to undermine the president’s efforts.”

Asked about Mathison’s mental state at the start of the new series, she said “It’s tenuous… it’s her blessing and her curse.

“We discover fairly early on in the season that her medication is not as reliable  as she thought.”

The show is expected to return to Channel 4 later this year.

Press Association

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