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Claire Danes Is in Full Victorian Costume Filming 'The Essex Serpent'

Claire Danes is getting into character.

The 41-year-old actress was spotted in full costume on the set of the upcoming Apple series The Essex Serpent on Thursday (March 25) in Maldon, United Kingdom.

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The Essex Serpent follows newly widowed Cora (Danes) who, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.

Tom Hiddleston is also set to star, and will portray the role of Will Ransom in the series. Get a first look of him in the show!

Claire Danes was not the actress originally cast for the role. Find out who she replaced in the series!

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Claire Danes Takes Over Keira Knightley's Role in AppleTV+'s 'Essex Serpent' Series

Claire Danes has taken over a role slated for Keira Knightley in an upcoming Apple+ TV series.

Deadline reports that the Homeland star will replace Keira in The Essex Serpent adaptation series.

The Essex Serpent follows newly widowed Cora (Danes) who, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.

The book, written by Sarah Perry, was named Book of the Year by the British Book Awards in 2016.

It’s reported that Keira pulled out of the project over concerns about childcare for her two young children.

Just last year, Claire ended an eight season run on Homeland as Carrie Mathison, and reflected on playing the badass character in a recent interview.

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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.

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.

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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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