Category: Claire Danes

Whether it’s dancing to techno…

Describing what she’s like when she’s drunk…

Recounting songs she made up when she was a youth…

Answering the question of what she’s thinking about during crying scenes…

Just generally being a dweeb…

Or, one of my personal favorites, answering a Family Feud-style question to “name something you bring home from spring break”…

…it’s safe to say she is always a ridiculous human. 

Whether it’s dancing to techno…

Describing what she’s like when she’s drunk…

Recounting songs she made up when she was a youth…

Answering the question of what she’s thinking about during crying scenes…

Just generally being a dweeb…

Or, one of my personal favorites, answering a Family Feud-style question to “name something you bring home from spring break”…

…it’s safe to say she is always a ridiculous human. 

Claire Danes ‘got stupid’ the first time she met Beyoncé:

She also explains that she’s quit all social media. RIP to her very punny, very good Instagram.

“It’s amazing to imagine what it’s like to move in the world in a completely different way than most of us do – it’s kind of an extreme exercise in empathy. It’s incredible when you realize that we’re all connected no matter how estranged we may feel or how different we may be. I like that. I also just really like playing women who are whole, robust individuals. Sometimes, in our culture, you are only allowed to be that if you have a pathological condition, because if you’re a normal person you’re resigned to only playing a mom, a wife, or a girlfriend. Plus, it’s fun to play murderers because when else do you have a chance to access that way of thinking and being and feeling? That sounds weird, but…” | Claire Danes for Mastermind Magazine

hraichisoukaina@clairedanes ❤️❤️ #homeland

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“It was amazing when Damian came back. I didn’t realize how much I missed him, until there he was. And it was like no time had passed. I didn’t know how much of a partnership we had, and how much we had developed over time.” –Claire Danes

Claire talks around 5:30 about her favorite Halloween costume, which was her son’s, the year he went as a (good) germ. (Astute viewers will note it was the same year Claire went as a light bulb or “germ” of an idea, and her husband Hugh went as a German.)

I hadn’t seen it and didn’t even know he was being honored. Thank you for bringing it to our attention! 

For the curious, you can watch the entire retrospective clip (with commentary from some of his other co-stars and fellow Brits, including Paul Giamatti, Nicole Kidman, and Dominic West) here.

Here’s Damian’s acceptance speech (gosh I forgot how much of a total ham he is; I miss him too!):

And here were Claire’s comments, interspersed throughout the video with clips from his career:

I think he’s really confident in a way that’s exciting…

I met Damian when we were starting to make sense of the series, the filming of the pilot. He was very grounded and just a wonderful partner… 

I missed Damian so much when he left the show. That was a huge loss for me.

Highest-Paid TV Actresses 2018: Sofia Vergara Tops Ranking Again With $42.5 Million:

Claire is #9 on this list with $9 million/year (the number includes endorsement deals and sponsorships and things but I can’t recall any she currently has). 

So that comes out to $750k/episode, which is $250k higher than the last time I looked at a list like this, which was about 18 months ago…. did she really negotiate a $200k/episode pay increase???