Claire Danes has come a long way since My So-Called Life. The actress is showing off her sultry side for the September issue of British GQ.
In this issue, Danes shares why she turned down the roe of ‘Rose’ in Titanic, why she adores Carrie Mathison, her show Homeland, and more. Check out what the actress had to say below.
On her admiration for Carrie Mathison, whom her Homeland character is based on:
“She’s like my kinky superhero alter ego now. Because as disturbed and troubled as she is, she’s always f***ing right. Which is so nice because I so rarely am.”
On turning down the lead role in Titanic:
“I had just made a romantic epic with Leonardo [DiCaprio] – it just seemed redundant to me. The problem is that I always took myself too seriously. Now I realize I should have lightened up. I was a serious kid to an absurd degree. I was overwhelmed with responsibility, trying to play grown up. I overdid it.”
On being away from her husband Hugh Dancy while filming ‘her show in NC:
“It sucks. Seven years, it’s a long-a** time. But every year I’m going to have something really compelling to do.”