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Claire Danes Covers 'Elle' February 2013

Claire Danes Covers 'Elle' February 2013

Claire Danes looks gorgeous on the cover of Elle‘s February 2013 issue, on newsstands January 15.

Here is what the 33-year-old Homeland actress had to share with the mag:

On being a mother: “I’ve always wanted to have kids, but I’m glad I didn’t until now. When I was thinking about [working and being a mother] originally, I was really nervous about it…I think I would make a lousy stay-at-home mom. It just wouldn’t suit me. I feel so fortunate, in that I’ve had this arrow-straight focus…that I wanted to act.”

On her relationship with hubby Hugh Dancy: “Hugh was just the right partner for me. I got very, very lucky. There’s only so much credit you can take when it just sort of works, you know? And obviously we work hard at maintaining our relationship – that is central to both our lives – but at the same time, it’s just this kind of ease that I can’t really account for.”

On meeting President Obama: “Hugh was like, ‘We have to meet Obama,’ and we walked over before we could think and found ourselves shaking hands with him. Hugh realized that he’d forgotten to actually properly introduce himself, and [President Obama] was like, ‘And you are?’ And Hugh was like, ‘I’m sorry, Mr. President.’ I said, ‘I’m Claire Danes,’ and he said, ‘Oh, you’re a fine actress.’ And I said, ‘You’re a fine president!’ And he said, ‘Oh, you’re a finer actress than I am president.’ I didn’t have any retort. Hugh and I went immediately to the bar and had a big shot of vodka.”

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  • Saline Dijon

    Claire is a fine actress who didn’t get caught up in the young Hollywood party-all-night cliche when she first came on the scene. Good for her.

  • Touiyuy

    She should do more movies, she’s an amazing actress!!! (Future Oscar winner.)

  • Harwo

    Claire Danes will take over after Meryl Streep.

  • Linda

    good actress.can’t somehow forget that billy crudup thing,tho


    I find her face ugly and manly. She’s lucky her role in Homeland makes everyone forget what a ho she is. Got with Billy Crudp when his girlfriend was 7 months pregnant, then cheated on him with her now husband Hugh Dancy. Enjoy it while it lasts, it’s not like you two are gonna have a 40 year long relationship anyway harlot.

  • annie

    I, too, have never forgotten how awful it was when she stepped out in public with Billy when his then-partner was pregnant. So classless. She’s a serial cheater – don’t expect this to last.

  • Mark

    She’s crazy good on Homeland. Heh.

  • Willow

    So Billy Crudup was basically a drone in all this? It was only Claire Danes’ fault? I find that she comes across as someone you wouldn’t want to cross in real life, but yes she’s a fine actor and BC is ancient history not to mention a private affair.

  • Claire’s Fug

    Sorry there is nothing they can do to ever make her look sexy! I still can’t forget how she had an affair with Billy Crudup while he was married to Marie Louise Parker. I hope some karma comes back at her. Not that it will. Her husband is as ugly as she is