Claire Danes would make an 'abysmal' CIA agent

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 October 2014
Claire Danes

Claire Danes

Claire Danes has confessed she thinks she would be an "abysmal" CIA agent, despite her experience of playing one in 'Homeland'

Claire Danes would make an "abysmal" CIA agent.

The 'Homeland' actress - who stars as dedicated counterterrorism officer Carrie Mathison in the hit series - has revealed she couldn't be more different from her on-screen character.

She said: "The truth is, Carrie is so dissimilar to me on basically every level.

"I would be an abysmal CIA officer. I'm not even a political beast. I make imaginative leaps all the time. I'm very good at pretending I guess."

The 35-year-old star - who has 23-month-old son Cyrus with husband Hugh Dancy - also revealed her parenting skills are very different to those Carrie has been displaying with her new son.

Speaking about the grief of having a child with Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) - who died at the end of the last series - Claire explained: "The baby is incredibly confronting for her, so her solution is to bail.

"She's making morally suspect choices. But where would be the fun in seeing her having a reasonable and pleasant time?"

Claire - who admits she misses filming alongside former co-star Damian - insists her son is now the most important man in her life.

She added to Glamour magazine: "I love it [parenthood], I love him and I'm endlessly amazed by the depths to which I do, at how involuntary and profound it is.

"Even when he's sleeping there's this sense of responsibility. Once you make that choice you can never un-make it and I don't think there's any other situation where that's the case."

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