Well, this is random, but it's not without precedent!
Claire Danes covers the August issue of American Vogue for the second time following her first cover back in July 1998 — a lifetime ago, basically!
The Homeland actress is super serious on the Annie Leibovitz-lensed front of the mag, standing on a gravelly path and looking snug in her Burberry trench.
Sure, this is the August issue, but it's trench coat weather in lots of places, like Australia!
Inside the spread, Claire makes sure not to crack a smile as she poses with co-star Damian Lewis, both of them looking like they're about to get their interrogation on.
We would NOT want to be stuck with them inside a small room with a two-way mirror!
And yet the 34-year-old is the most stylish CIA agent ever in a gray Victoria Beckham dress, pleated green Calvin Klein number, and seksi satin Narciso Rodriguez gown.
That red Donna Karan shift in particular should help to disarm some unlucky terrorism suspects.
Go on with your bad self, Claire!
[Image via Annie Leibovitz/Vogue]
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