Her bod's as hot as her career right about now! After two consecutive Emmy wins and a boatload of other awards to boot, Claire Danes decided to show some skin for her photo shoot with Interview magazine!
The Homeland star sat down with Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman in the November issue to discuss her acclaimed role as Carrie Mathison!
"I know that this is not an uncommon story, but I got excited again about television from watching The Wire. That show blew me away; I just could not believe how enormous and layered this world was that they'd created, and how deeply I could delve into it. It was just so thrilling to watch a show like that as an audience member that I became interested in getting involved in something like that on the other side, as a performer. But working on Homeland has been very rewarding. I really enjoy the relationship that an actor has with a team of writers on a show like ours. It's a very intimate process. You really have to work in tandem."
ON HER BUSY SCHEDULE
"It's pretty regimented. We have a read-through of each episode, which I find really valuable. We usually have a different director for every episode, so sometimes I'm working with new people and some days are more stacked than others. It's eight days an episode, and maybe half of those days will be 12- to 15-hour days."
ON WHAT SHE WANTS IN HER NEXT ROLE
"I haven't played another character since I started on Homeland because I had a baby. My project over the last couple of years has been creating a family, which has been great but very involving. So I would really like to play another character to deviate from Carrie for a second just because I'm starting to think that acting is this, and while this is one of the most fulfilling expressions of acting that I've found, it's not why I do it. It's not it. I think I'd appreciate her even more if I could take a little vacation from her and inhabit somebody else for a while."
ON WATCHING RERUNS OF MY SO-CALLED LIFE
"It's kind of fun to watch My So-Called Life when it comes on, though. There are only 19 episodes, which actually seems like a lot now that I do 12 episodes a season on Homeland. But it was a strange, cult thing where we didn't even do a full season, but the episodes that we did do got picked up and were rerun by a bunch of different cable networks, so the show was on for years and years and years—and was discovered by different generations, which was extraordinary. I guess I knew it was special back then, too, but it was my first big gig, so I had no sense of context. But I became close with a lot of people involved—and I am still. It was a seminal experience for me, both professionally and personally."
ON HER SCHOOL GIRL DAYS
"I was a good student. I was a nerd. I liked learning in school—I just didn't like a lot of the social politics. I was not great at them. I found them pretty tedious and a little scary."
[Image via FABIEN BARON/Interview Magazine.]