Claire Danes Almost Quit Acting: ‘I Was Stuck’
Actress Claire Danes graces the August cover of Vogue magazine, talking about her career slump.
After starring in the 2010 HBO biopic "Temple Grandin," which earned her an Emmy and a Golden Globe, Danes says she had a tough time finding roles. "I was stuck… it was confusing. I got a lot of plaudits, and it didn't translate into more work. I was really, really struggling during that time. It was grim. I was very hurt. Two years of not working was brutal, and a point came where I thought, ‘I really like interior design.’ Someone suggested, 'Maybe your real success is in your personal life.'"
Of her “Homeland” alter ego Carrie Mathison, Danes explained, "I have a good chemistry with her. We have a good time together. She is so much smarter than I am, and it's really fun to play someone that smart. She has this confidence, and she's also a wreck. When she was flying in the first season, I was looking forward to the depression, but then when I was in the depression I was like, No, no, I didn't mean this ... "
Read the complete interview at Vogue.com! Season 3 of “Homeland” premieres September 29 on Showtime.