Claire Danes is featureed on the cover of Capitol File May/June 201. The American television, stage and film actress Danes is known for her role in My So Called Life. The star also acted Romeo & Juliet and Homeland.
In the issue Claire talks researching her role as Carrie on Showtime’s Homeland:
“I burrowed into a lot of literature. I like nerding out and getting a chance to delve into something I otherwise wouldn’t learn about. I’m not particularly political. But I’m more aware of how many people fight so hard and risk so much. That’s a big deal, and it’s easy to forget or not think about at all.”
She talks the cast of Homeland:
“I adore everybody I work with,” Danes says. “But it’s very intense; we’re not whistling while we work.” Mandy Patinkin, who has been described as difficult to work with on past projects, is “just dreamy,” she says. “I’m in constant awe of what he can do. And if I’m nervous about a scene or I think it’s particularly tricky, I just trust that he’ll see me through. He’s a very strong partner.”
She also talks filming Homeland in Charlotte, North Carolina:
“It’s beautiful, and the people are almost unnervingly friendly. They have a kind of graciousness that I really appreciate.” And there is, she adds, “a great fried chicken joint” three blocks from home. “There’s a lot to be said for the Southern way.”
Homeland returns with new episodes in September on Showtime.