Claire Danes: I almost quit acting

Claire-Danes-Golden-Globes-2013-Pictures In an interview with Vogue magazine, Claire Danes says that she almost gave up acting and then she landed a role in TV series Homeland. The actress admits that she wasn’t getting many offers after winning an Emmy Award for her TV movie Temple Grandin in 2010 and that’s why she seriously started thinking about changing career.

“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,'” Claire said.

c danesBut then, in 2011, the actress got a role in Homeland and things started looking up for her. She won two Golden Globes and several other awards. The show is a huge success and Claire believes that it has to do with her connection to the character she plays. She said: “You just hold out for those rare moments when you feel a real fusion with this imagined person. It’s really like surfing. You get that wave and think, ‘All right, I can be in freezing-cold water at 5am in the hopes that I will get one.’ And maybe you get three of those a year.”

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