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Claire Danes Goes Undercover For Capitol File

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She plays a CIA agent on Homeland, so it’s only fitting Claire Danes would grace the cover of Washington DC’s Capitol File magazine.

For the May/June issue, Claire channels her inner spy in a white trench coat by Sportmax, Pomellato necklace and the fairest skin ever seen on a living human being!

Inside the mag, the actress dishes on what it was like to live in the south while filming the show, the rigorous training for her role, and which guy she thinks is “dreamy”!

Here are some HIGHlights:

On living in Charlotte, N.C. :
“It’s beautiful and the people are almost unnervingly friendly. They have a kind of graciousness that I really appreciate. [There's also] a great fried chicken joint three blocks from home. There’s a lot to be said for the Southern way.”

On training to be a counter-terrorism CIA agent suffering from bipolar disorder:

“I burrowed into a lot of literature. I like nerding out and getting a chance to delve into something I otherwise wouldn’t learn about … I’ve been in therapy forever – I’m an armchair therapist at the very least. More seriously, acting and psychology are not unrelated. They’re both examinations of the human spirits. I’m really curious as to how people work, particularly people with certain conditions that make them different to the rest of us.”

On the camaraderie with her castmates:

“I adore everybody I work with. But it’s very intense, we’re not whistling while we work. [My co-star Mandy Patinkin's] just dreamy! I’m in constant awe of what he can do. And if I’m nervous about a scene or I think it’s particularly tricky, I just trust that he’ll see me through. He’s a very strong partner.”

Mandy Patinkin?! Who woulda thought?!! But hey, to each her own!!

[Images courtesy of Capitol File.]

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