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Hugh Dancy Reacts to Wife Claire Danes Story About How a One Night Stand Made Her Realize Her Feelings For Him

Hugh Dancy is opening up about wife Claire Danes‘ story about how a one night stand with someone else made her realize her true feelings for him.

If you didn’t hear Claire‘s story, she spoke to Dax Shepard for his podcast Armchair Expert, and revealed that at the time just before she met Hugh, she was set on being single for a while.

However, she ended up going on a date with someone who wasn’t named and after that night, her “palate was cleansed”. However, that date also made her realize that her feelings for Hugh weren’t just part of a flirty fling.

“[That was] the end of life as a single person was realized,” she shared.

During his conversation with SiriusXM’s Michelle Collins, Hugh shared that he could thank whoever she slept with for “being an inadequate lover.”

Check out his full interview below:

Claire Danes Reflects on Playing 'Homeland's Carrie Mathison: 'She Was So Daring & Such A Badass'

Claire Danes is officially saying goodbye to Carrie Mathison on Homeland tonight, when it airs its’ series finale on Showtime.

Speaking with The Guardian, the -year-old actress opened up about how she was going to miss the character on the long-running show.

“Oh my gosh, so much,” Claire shared. “I loved her. It was just so nice to play the smartest person in the room, somebody who was so daring and unapologetically ambitious and such a badass. She’s not really going away.”

In a separate interview with CBS News, she revealed that the role was a dream for her: “It’s been great for me as an actress, ’cause so often — especially coming out of my twenties — you know, I was playing ingénues or characters who were completely defined by their romantic experience, or the guy!”

Claire also opened up about her final scene with Mandy Patinkin and the chemistry between them.

“I think that’s a wonderful and surprising love story,” she recalls of their characters’ relationship. “It’s not one that we see depicted all that often in pop culture: mentor and mentee.”

Claire continues, “In our first read-through the chemistry was really powerful and palpable. He looks uncannily like my best friend’s dad, who kind of raised me and is a wonderful person but, if [he] got mad at you, you felt pretty shitty. I think that helped: very strong Pavlovian response already built in! And he’s [Patinkin] just very good at what he does. Our partnership grew and deepened over time.”

“It’s not a casual scene,” she added about their final scene together. “I think for me that was my cathartic moment when I realized it was over, because to say goodbye to it in its entirety is just too abstract and too huge. There were some tears – many of them – and we just hugged each other for a really long time.”

The final episode of Homeland airs tonight, April 26 at 9/8c on Showtime.

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Claire Danes & Wilson Cruz Reunited With 'My So-Called Life' Cast Over Zoom!

There was a My So-Called Life reunion!

Wilson Cruz shared a screenshot of the Zoom call on his social media page, showing off the grown up faces of Angela, Patty, Sharon, Graham, Camille, Rayanne and Brian.

Claire Danes, Bess Armstrong, Devon Odessa, Tom Irwin, Mary Kay Place, AJ Langer, Devon Gummersall and creator Winnie Holzman caught up with each other over the video call.

“So…This happened the other night,” Wilson wrote with the pic. “Most of the #MySoCalledLife cast was available for what turned out to be a very comforting, sweet, heartfelt and overdue reunion.”

He added, “We all have such love for each other, even 26 years later. It was overwhelming to see all of those faces together.”

The only one who wasn’t available for the call was Jared Leto, who played Jordan Catalano in the series.

See where Jared actually was when he found out about the coronavirus.

So Many Stars Attended the Opening Night of Broadway's 'Girl from the North Country'

The opening night performance of the new Broadway musical Girl from the North Country had so many stars on the red carpet on Thursday (March 5) at the Belasco Theatre in New York City.

It was date night for married couples Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita, and Michael C. Hall and Morgan Macgregor.

More stars in attendance included James Van Der Beek, Ben Platt and his former Dear Evan Hansen co-star Michael Park, Corey Stoll, Brooke Shields, Jesse Eisenberg, Tony Shalhoub, Bernadette Peters, Jane Krakowski, Martha Plimpton, Rosie O’Donnell, Kathy Najimy, Mary-Louise Parker, Brian D’Arcy James, Alysia Reiner, Sophia Anne Caruso, and Wesley Taylor.

Girl from the North Country, which features the songs of Bob Dylan, is now playing on Broadway. The New York Times gave it a rave review and noted it as a Critic’s Pick.

35+ pictures inside from opening night of the new musical… More Here! »

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These Celeb Couples Made It A Date Night at Roundabout Theater's Gala 2020

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy cozy up on the red carpet while attending the Roundabout Theater’s 2020 Gala held at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Monday night (March 2) in New York City.

The married couple and current Homeland co-stars were joined at the event were joined by a few other celeb couples including Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Laura Osnes and Nathan Johnson, and Audra McDonald and Will Swenson.

The cute couples were joined by Sutton Foster, Carla Gugino, Debra Messing, Jessica Lange, Blair Underwood, Sara Sampaio, and Jane Krakowski.

Designer Michael Kors and husband Lance Le Pere, and Alan Cumming were honored at the gala with Neil Patrick Harris and Cyndi Lauper performing.

The awards are given to those who have made an indelible impact artistically and philanthropically on both theatre and Roundabout.

FYI: Carla is wearing a Georges Chakra dress and Jacob & Co. jewelry.

35+ pictures inside of Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin and more at the Roundaout Theater’s annual gala…

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Claire Danes Says She's 'Filled With Gratitude' Ahead of 'Homeland' Finale!

Claire Danes is celebrating her run on her hit Showtime series Homeland!

The 40-year-old actress happily posed alongside fashion designer and close friend Zac Posen while attending Town & Country Magazine’s Toasts Claire Danes event held on Thursday (February 26) at Sant Ambroeus West Village in New York City.

Claire was also accompanied by her husband Hugh Dancy at the event, which also celebrated the final season of Homeland. For her T&C cover story, Danes was interviewed by Zac Posen where the two spoke about the final season Homeland and her iconic 2016 Met Gala dress.

“I started the show as a barely married person, and I’m leaving the show as a mother of two. [We] just celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary,” Claire recently told NPR. “It’s going to be a while before I can understand and I can appreciate what this is all meant to me. … More than anything, I’m filled with gratitude.”

The final episode of Homeland is set to air on Sunday, March 29!

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Claire Danes Reacts To 'Homeland' Porn Parody: 'You Know Your Work Has Resonated'

Claire Danes paid a visit to Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday (February 10) to talk all about the eighth and final season of Homeland!

In the interview, host Seth brought up that the 40-year-old actress had recently discovered there was a porn parody of the hit spy Showtime drama: “Umm, yeah!” she said, delighted. “I thought Mad Magazine was cool. SNL was cool. But a porn? You know your work has resonated.”

On whether she knew what it was called: “I don’t know! And I don’t think it was very impressive.”

Claire Danes also discussed working with her husband Hugh Dancy again for the first time in several years and what we can except from the end of Homeland.

The final season of Homeland is set to have just 12 episodes and will premiere on February 9. See the final trailer here!

FYI: Claire wore a Narciso Rodriguez dress and Melissa Kaye ring.

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