Claire Danes Chats with Capitol File about Her Role as a Bipolar CIA Agent
The ‘Homeland’ actress opens up about playing a character who harbors a mental illness and dishes about her on-screen partner!
Claire Danes looks every bit the blonde bombshell on the cover of the May/June issue of Capitol File magazine. The Emmy-award winning star of Showtime’s Homeland chatted with the mag about playing a kickass female CIA officer.
Her character also struggles to keep her bipolar disorder under wraps. Talk about a complicated role!
“I’ve been in therapy forever—I’m an armchair therapist at the very least,” Danes told Capitol File. “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.”
Danes also called co-star Mandy Patinkin, “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.”
Partner, huh? You can check out Danes’ full interview in the magazine (arriving on stands next week).
In the meantime, we’ll be keeping our sleuth eyes open for any developments on Homeland!
Diana Denza is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.