Category: Claire Danes

Director/EP Lesli Linka Glatter on working wit…

Director/EP Lesli Linka Glatter on working with the main cast of “Homeland”:

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New(ish) video. Lesli talks about her experiences working with Claire, Mandy, and Rupert. 

Lesli did a full interview (like, 90-minute interview) with the TV Academy, talking about different career highlights (including Homeland), which you can watch on YouTube here. The breakdown of the interview is here

ETA: I watched the Homeland-related partsof this, which is about the first hour (!), and I have to say it was actually super interesting. The interview asks a lot of really good questions and I find Lesli to be much more engaging and insightful when not giving 30-second sound bytes. She talks at length about the process of directing a Homeland episode; the core producing team on the ground each season; key moments in “Q&A,” “The Star,” “The Tradition of Hospitality,” “America First,” and “Paean to the People”; her working relationships with the actors on the show and the writers; and a lot more. Also!! I re-remembered that the season 3 finale leaked a day before it aired and that is something I definitely would not have otherwise remembered ever again in my life. Ain’t life interesting! 

Director/EP Lesli Linka Glatter on working with the main cast of “Homeland”

Director/EP Lesli Linka Glatter on working with the main cast of “Homeland”:

New(ish) video. Lesli talks about her experiences working with Claire, Mandy, and Rupert. 

Lesli did a full interview (like, 90-minute interview) with the TV Academy, talking about different career highlights (including Homeland), which you can watch on YouTube here. The breakdown of the interview is here

Do you think Rupes has given any Rupert Bear b…

Do you think Rupes has given any Rupert Bear books to little Cyrus Danes-Dancy? What do you think he'll send to the newest little addition to the DD family?

FMRF EXCLUSIVE!

Our spies here at FMRF uncovered the actual gifts which Rupert sent to Claire to welcome Baby Boy Danes-Darcy:

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Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy Welcome Baby Boy

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy Welcome Baby Boy:

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Part IV of my ongoing life’s work that is the “Carrie Mathison:…

Part IV of my ongoing life’s work that is the “Carrie Mathison: Wordsmith” series is live! This was a real labor of love, and I hope you all have as much fun watching as I did making it.* 

Claire Danes for W MagazineI always watched a lot of TV. As a…

Claire Danes for W Magazine

I always watched a lot of TV. As a kid, I’d gorge on Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life. When I was 12, I was offered a part on One Life to Live and turned it down. I was nervous about developing bad acting habits as a child. Even at 13, when I did the pilot for My So-Called Life, I knew it was unusually excellent material. It’s so rare to be on an immediate and exact parallel with the character you’re playing. It was a relief to blast all of my teenage grievances out into the world. When Homeland came around, I was scared. My character, Carrie Mathison, is very troubled. To play somebody wrestling with a bipolar condition in very high-stakes circumstances seemed rather fatiguing. But, ultimately, it was too good to ignore. It’s that classic thing: If it scares you, you don’t really have a choice.

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. 

IN CONCLUSION: PENSIVE CORN MUFFIN. JUMPSUIT. A SPONGE’S PURPOSE. 

NEXT TIME: THINGS GET TEST (literally!)  

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”? 

PEACE OUT HOMIES.

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

Probably a little something like this…