Claire Danes covers the August issue of Vogue Magazine, ‘Homeland’ costar Damian Lewis also appears inside!
Claire Danes lands the August cover of Vogue Magazine, and inside the mag, Damian Lewis is included in the photos. I’m loving these ‘Homeland’ themed photos taken by Annie Leibovitz. I freaking LOVE ‘Homeland’ and can’t wait for it to return! I read some article last week about how Claire and Damian are not getting along on the set of ‘Homeland,’ which is currently filming it’s third season. I’m not buying it. The sources say that Claire is a bit of a diva on set – now that she’s a mom. She has no patience for long filming days, and wants to quickly get back to her newborn son. I’m not buying it, though. I don’t believe there’s any drama at all, and you can’t make me believe it!
Preparing for her role in ‘Homeland': “When I spent the day at Langley, they were very forthright and said”—she switches to a deep man’s voice—“ ‘You know, we’re always recruiting, and it’s not all that often that we’re rendered in pop culture. We’d like to have some influence on that.’ They were just so direct. It was admirable, actually, kind of ironically transparent.”
When she was summoned to talk to Bill Clinton at the Grammy’s: “Magnetic,” she says. “A mammoth brain.” It was a whirlwind event. Her newborn son, Cyrus, was upstairs at the Beverly Hilton with her parents, and she was able to go in and out of the action all night. “I went on the red carpet, went upstairs, fed Cyrus. Went into the ceremony, got the award, went back to feed Cyrus, went out again. . . . Then it was ‘Now you meet the president.’ ” As a nursing mom, she says, “I had these new boobs; I’m wearing a big Jessica Rabbit dress, and I’d been living in sweat pants for so long. . . . It was strange. It was dreamy, surrounded by my parents and my husband. It was one of the best nights of my life because of this perfect mash-up.”
Choosing to do Homeland: She was considering two parts in the same weekend, having just auditioned for the role of secretary to Leonardo DiCaprio’s J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s 2011 biopic. “I was like, ‘Do I want to play the secretary to the boss man or do I want to be the boss man?’ ” She curls up her nose. “I want to be the boss man.” Finally, there was that other voice telling Danes to take the role. “I was scared of it, and I thought, OK, right, that means I have to do it.”
Actresses she admires: “I’m so impressed by Jennifer Lawrence and Carey Mulligan,” she says. “They have this exquisite taste. They are very gifted in their ability to make great choices. I didn’t have that rudder.” It took a while to sift through the movie-star thing and realize she could just do what had drawn her to the industry in the first place. Acting. “There’s the movie star that plays herself and the movie star like Meryl that has this wonderful, glamorous persona intact and is undone every time she takes on a new character. I think I’m astounded and titillated by that.”
On Her Past Loves: “I’d left my childhood love after seven years, Ben Lee, an Australian singer-songwriter. My real guy,” she says, and pouts, though they’re still friendly. “Then I started dating Billy”—that’s Billy Crudup, who gave the gossip columnists a field day by leaving his girlfriend, Mary-Louise Parker, when she was seven months pregnant for Danes—“I was segueing into: ‘I’m a grown-up now.’ ”
I love Claire…. I can’t wait to see more of ‘Homeland!’
All of the ‘Homeland’ photos taken by Annie Leibovitz are after the jump! (more…)