Claire Danes Bows to Meryl Streep (Video)

Well, don’t we all?

Actress Claire Danes, one of the cover stars of W’s October “New Royals” issue, talks about why she admires her one-time, on-screen mom Meryl Streep.

Claire Danes to be honored with a star on Walk of Fame!

On September 24th, Claire Danes will be honored with a star on the Walk of Fame!

More info via @wofstargirl Twitter

Claire Danes covers W Magazine October – The New Royals

Claire Danes covers W Magazine October – The New Royals

Claire Danes is one of W Magazines New Royals for the October issue. Here’s the cover and one of the pictures from inside:

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Homeland Season 4 Official Trailer + Behind Scenes

The full trailer for Homeland Season 4 has been released, and I’ve also added 2 Behind Scenes videos:

Mega Buzz: Is There Hope for Carrie and Quinn on Homeland?

Mega Buzz: Is There Hope for Carrie and Quinn on Homeland?

There’s a host of changes heading Carrie Mathison’s way on Homeland.
The new season, which picks up two years after the end of Season 4, finds Carrie (Claire Danes) working for a private security firm in Berlin. “Carrie really isn’t an intelligence officer this season,” executive producer Alex Gansa tells “She’s definitely rejected her past. She is trying to find a way to forgive herself for all the stuff that she’s done throughout her career, and she’s begun to question if any of it made any difference at all –whether she made any significant difference in the world. We actually find her doing something almost 180 degrees opposite to what she was doing in the CIA.”

And she’s made a 180 on the personal front as well, as evidenced by her raising her daughter with her new lawyer boyfriend Jonas Happich (Alexander Fehling).”She has also been released from a false worldview of herself,” Gansa says. “Her mother told her at the end of last season, ‘Have a relationship! Your illness isn’t keeping you from that.’ So, we do find her in a very domestic arrangement with a guy, and that gives a whole different flavor to the season.”

So, why wouldn’t Carrie try to pursue a relationship with Quinn (Rupert Friend), who made his feelings known at the end of Season 4? “She hadn’t been released from her false worldview at that point,” Gansa notes. “Relationships are all about timing, and the timing was just 12 hours off.”

But don’t expect Quinn to be pining for Carrie. In fact, it sounds like he won’t be in the mood for any type of romantic entanglement in Season 5. “Quinn will be a different character this year,” Gansa says. “He spent a couple years down in Syria and Iraq leading a special forces team. You can imagine the stuff he’s seen and how that might affect him.”
Homeland returns Sunday, Oct. 4 at 9/8c on Showtime.

Claire Danes Sounds Off on Hollywood Body Bullying

An article from and new photoshoot!


Many actresses agree that being a woman in Hollywood isn’t easy, and Claire Danes is raising her voice in support of her fellow actresses and the criticism they’ve confronted about their size.

“I feel like my body is monitored and commented on infinitely more than my male counterpart,” the Homeland star tells PEOPLE.

“I remember a couple of Emmys ago, Lena Dunham and I were on the carpet together. We were singled out and criticized for having different body types – I was too skinny and she was too big,” recalls Danes, 36. “She is a dear friend of mine, and it made me angry because this is just how we are.”

Danes was recently nominated for her sixth Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her role as Carrie Mathison on Homeland (the role itself has netted her two Emmys and four nominations).

Of the body-shaming criticism that women in Hollywood face, Danes says, “We just take it for granted that it’s acceptable and we really internalize that as normal and fine, and it’s not.”

Danes, who was pregnant with son Cyrus when she was filming season 2 of Homeland, admits to feeling pressure to maintain her body a certain way during her pregnancy.

“I was very anxious about my pregnancy because I was responsible for this huge show, and I didn’t want to let anyone down at work, but I had this other major project of growing a person,” says Danes. “I was mindful of what I was eating because I didn’t want to look pregnant.”

Cyrus, now 2½, “is a Homeland baby through and through”: “He loves it, a set is such a playground for a kid,” says the actress. “He loved the ops room in the last season because he loved the lights and the screens and the levers to pull. That was also a bit of a joke – little tiny Cyrus in the ops room, saving the world from Armageddon!”

Claire Danes on Elle USA September (Scan + Photoshoot)

Claire Danes on Elle USA September (Scan + Photoshoot)

Claire Danes is featured on the September issue of Elle Magazine, here’s the digital scan and the textless version:

Claire Danes to be on “Master of None”

Claire Danes to be on “Master of None”

Claire Danes and Noah Emmerich are among the familiar faces that will be popping up on Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix comedy, Master of None.

Based on the comedic viewpoints of the Parks and Recreation alum, the comedy follows the personal and professional life of Dev (Ansari), who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Dev’s story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and dating — which is where Danes appears to come in.

The Homeland star appeared in a short trailer for the comedy that debuted at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Tuesday. Danes appeared to be playing a love interest to Dev, though Ansari kept mum on her role other than to say she’ll appear in the fourth episode. “I thought it would be an interesting choice” to have her do comedy, he said.

Ansari also announced that Emmerich (The Americans), Colin Salmon (Arrow), H. Jon Benjamin (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), and stand-up comedian Todd Barry are also among the guest-stars set to appear on Master of None.

The series, which will bow Friday, Nov. 6, hails from Alan Yang, Mike Schur, Dave Becky and David Miner.


Homeland Season 5 Poster & Premiere Date

A brand new poster and premiere date for Homeland have been released: October 5th! Click the poster to get the High Resolution one!

Via EW:

Want to know when Homeland is coming back?

Season 5 will premiere Oct. 4th, Showtime just announced. The espionage thriller will be paired with the second season return of The Affair.

The network also released a poster for the new Berlin-set season (below), but that doesn’t tell you much (and oddly enough, it doesn’t take advantage of the show’s new setting, which made Homeland the first U.S. TV series to shoot an entire season in Germany). There is new marketing tagline, however: “The only way out is back in.”

Season 5 picks up two years after the events last season with Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the war on terror. Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working as the head of security for a German philanthropist.

In way, producers are following the template laid down by their previous spy thriller, Fox’s 24, which typically started every season with Jack Bauer in exile, then getting called back into service to face some new threat.

Claire Danes nominated for the Emmys

Claire Danes has been nominated in the Best Actress category in this year’s Emmy Awards for her role in Homeland.

The show has also been nominated for Best Drama.

The 67th Annual Emmy Awards will air on September 20th.

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