Danes says that 'two years of not working was brutal' following 'Temple Grandin' and she thought of doing interior design as her career.
Claire Danes talks about depressing moments before securing a role on "Homeland" in an August issue of Vogue. The actress, who graces the fashion magazine alongside Damian Lewis, says that she had a hard time after appearing in "Temple Grandin".
"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,' " the mother of one says.
On her own acting as a bipolar CIA agent on "Homeland", Danes admits that it was not easy. "I always have the fear that I won't be able to do it, because I am convinced that it's left me and I don't know how I managed it before. 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 5 A.M. in the hopes that I will get one. And maybe you get three of those a year," the wife of Hugh Dancy explains.
The actress, who has collected several Golden Globe trophies, says that she is "so impressed by Jennifer Lawrence and Carey Mulligan." She explains, "They have this exquisite taste. They are very gifted in their ability to make great choices. I didn't have that rudder. There's the movie star that plays herself and the movie star like Meryl Streep that has this wonderful, glamorous persona intact and is undone every time she takes on a new character. I think I'm astounded and titillated by that."