Category: Claire Danes

Things Claire Wore in ‘A Kid Like Jake,’ part II

Ok, y’all. The world’s on fire and June has been basically a straight dumpster heap of a 30 days, so I thought I’d make myself feel better (and maybe some of you?) by continuing on the “Things Claire Wore In Her New Indie Movie” journey. Check out the first post in the series here.  

Last time I promised a jumpsuit and before I convince you this is a jumpsuit let’s just look at how smiley Claire is here with her little “A” necklace and quinoa bowl. Side note: does anyone actually like quinoa? I feel like we were tricked into thinking it tastes good. It’s like tiny sand pebbles. Hard pass. 

So, here’s the view from the back. It’s hard to tell in this tiny ass photo but it definitely looks like there are PANT LEGS gathering at her feet. This jumpsuit is like if overalls and a romper had a baby. Which I realize is basically the definition of a jumpsuit but look at those GIANT pockets on the butt? That is not really a ~generic~ jumpsuit feature, right? Right?? (I’ve never worn a jumpsuit in my damn life.) 

Here’s Claire reading a bedtime story wearing ONE T-SHIRT. This is not that important (the outfit) but will be in a sec. 

Here is Claire in the very next scene, now back in the jumpsuit. Am I to believe that she gpt into her pajamas to read her kid a bedtime story, then got back into the world silliest jumpsuit? Real talk when I first watched the movie I thought “oh yes, I am to believe that.” But after the recent snafu I discovered in editing from “Grace,” I am going with the Occam’s Razor answer which is that they filmed some pickup shots of Claire reading in bed and then inserted them here with little eye or care for clothing continuity. 

Anyway, here’s Claire doing the most adorable lived-in-human acting thing. She is feigning outrage of Jim Parsons bringing home some sort of candy from Gristedes, which I think we can all agree is a very Claire thing to do. 

This is Claire’s next outfit. It’s this oversized (linen?) yellow and grey striped shirt. I think it looks super weird and I don’t understand why her pants are so long and further don’t understand her shoes which are like mule clogs. Her bag is cute though.

But she is a lil’ corn muffin so I am ok, ultimately. 

I’M SORRY BUT I HAD TO TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF CLAIRE USING A SPONGE TO WIPE OFF HER COUNTERTOPS. CLAIRE, THAT IS NOT WHAT A SPONGE IS FOR!!! Sponges do not clean countertops. They just leave water streaks on the counter. Some all-purpose spray and a rag will do the trick. 

*This paragraph was brought to you by Sara’s mother.*

Also why are there leaves on your dishwasher? Is this what happens when they give you a dishwasher in NYC? Must it come with leaves on the outside? 

I’m sorry for scolding you, Claire. I am back to loving the way you very bizarrely convinced me you are in love with Jim Parsons in this movie. #acting

More pajama attire. Phew, this film has a ton of it. This is cute but way too color coordinated, right? Light blue shirt with matching plaid bottoms?? I don’t believe this. Where are my cinched at the bottom red sweatpants (don’t worry, they make more clutch appearances later in the film)??? 

At least she’s just wearing one t-shirt. Also, how do I get those giant stained glass windows in my bathroom? 

Sigh. Homie is looking so pensive. The “one partner has eyes wide open while other dozes off unknowingly” is a tried and true Homeland motif and this film deploys the mechanics and choreography of their bedtime routine/sleep positions in a really unique (and purposeful) way. 



Listen: Claire Danes Talks ‘Homeland’s’ Future, Possibility of Revisiting ‘My So-Called Life’ and Being a Working Mom

Listen: Claire Danes Talks ‘Homeland’s’ Future, Possibility of Revisiting ‘My So-Called Life’ and Being a Working Mom:

Claire’s podcast tour of America continues. Homie sure does love the word “unequivocal.” 

Claire Danes on Whether ‘Homeland’ Will End Next Year, and How It Might Evoke Season 1 — Turn It On Podcast

Claire Danes on Whether ‘Homeland’ Will End Next Year, and How It Might Evoke Season 1 — Turn It On Podcast:

I said “what the fuck” out loud, to myself, four times just reading the goddamn summary article: 

  1. CLAIRE CONTINUES THIS DAMN PODCAST TOUR. It’s a parody at this point. Claire, when are you comin’ on our pod. Have your people call my people.
  2. This fuckin’ quote about Carrie at the end of season seven: “It’s pretty devastating. I will have to think pretty seriously about what has happened to her during those seven months in institution or something in Moscow. I’ve talked to [executive producer Alex Gansa] about being disciplined about incorporating that into her character in the future. I don’t want it to just be a gimmick or something that served us for that final episode in the seventh season. It’s going to have to become part of her DNA.” FML.
  3. She believes Gansa is “unequivocally done.” What is it with her and “unequivocally”? 


Hey, Sara! I love your episode posters. What would your Emmy Consideration poster for Claire be?

Probably a little something like this…

Homeland at Hayden Center: Espionage in Popular Culture

Homeland at Hayden Center: Espionage in Popular Culture:

Can’t get the video to embed directly here (it’s unlisted, maybe that’s why… damn spooks), but here’s the full video of the panel Lesli, Claire, Mandy, and Howard did with former CIA director General Michael Hayden. It’s quite long but also quite interesting. It’s a DC/academic/intelligence crowd, which drives a lot of the discussion and questions. Also it’s Mandy Patinkin at his Mandy Patinkin-est. 

Thoughts/recap of Claire’s TVLine podcast

This podcast was actually one of the more interesting ones that she’s done. It’s pretty short (less than 30 minutes) but you can tell Ausiello has been a loyal viewer of the show and is also familiar with the audience/viewer/fandom dynamic. He asked some good questions. 

Here’s my Twitter recap

After listening, Gail thought that Claire was also about to go there re: sexual assault but feels like she might have been implying it. I’m still not so sure. 

(I’ll elaborate more on the eighth season stuff here. It’s virtually certain Claire let the cat out of the bag on Howard Stern, was given a slap on the wrist, and then needed to walk back the comments. Nevertheless, her words still make it seem like it’s a foregone conclusion. Ausiello asked what the experience of filming abroad was like and she said that she’s had some great adventures and seen so many places she never would have otherwise… but I still have to think that with two kids and after eight years, she feels ready. And I still do not think that Showtime will continue the show on as Homeland without her.) 

TVLine Podcast: Dream Emmy Nominee Claire Danes Reveals the Harrowing Homeland Finale Scene You Didn’t See, Clarifies End-Date Comments

TVLine Podcast: Dream Emmy Nominee Claire Danes Reveals the Harrowing Homeland Finale Scene You Didn’t See, Clarifies End-Date Comments:

Q2 of 2018 will officially go down as the Claire Danes Podcast Tour of America.


‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Claire Danes (‘Homeland’)

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Claire Danes (‘Homeland’):

Claire needs to chill with the pods and let me live. 

Claire talks about why she was so out of breath at the Tonys,…

Claire talks about why she was so out of breath at the Tonys, being mistaken for a genius, and filming AKLJ in NYC.

Homie actually dropped the word “vicissitude” on national TV….

Homie actually dropped the word “vicissitude” on national TV. Never stop doing you, Claire.