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Claire Danes Covers 'Capitol File' May/June 2012

Claire Danes Covers 'Capitol File' May/June 2012

Claire Danes rocks a Sportmax trench coat and Pomellato necklace on the cover of Capitol File‘s May/June issue.

Here’s what the 33-year-old Homeland star had to share:

On researching her role, a CIA officer secretly 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 filming 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 her cast mates: “I adore everybody I work with. But it’s very intense; we’re not whistling while we work. [Co-star Mandy Patinkin is] 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.”

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    Like her in Homeland! :)

  • Kaylee

    Yeah Mandy P is a good actor, but In Homeland he is playing, almost exactly, the character of Saul like he played Jason Gideon on Criminal minds. He’s doing it exactly the same. thats not ‘awe’ thats not him bringing so much to the show, thats him recyling.
    I like Homeland but CD is one of the weakest actors in it and the show itself is just so many cliches rammed into 50minutes. Its enjoyable, and its mostly well done(it has some huge plot issues) but its basically cliche boxticking.
    all that said, Claire Danes looks really goodhere

  • Make my cherry POP

    Everytime I see her I imagine her making out with Leo in that pool XD

  • Sonia

    A very beautiful and elegant shoot
    I’m always happy when I see for some reason,maybe because I grew up watching My So Called Life, I could relate so much to her character.
    And more inspirational since she didn’t end up like those typically train wreck child/teenage stars

  • Straight

    She’s attractive but she’s got the worst reputation. Some of the things she’s said…she’s a bit up herself.

  • patricia pinkston

    I would like to buy a back order of this magazine