“That British reserve is so welcome,” the Homeland star says in the November issue of British Vogue, featuring the glowing 34-year-old on the cover. “I come from the land of therapy and love it, therapy is great, but Hugh really helped me discover that, a lot of the time, I’m just tired.
“I don’t have to go through this labyrinthine explanation, there doesn’t have to be that much back story, I can just be in need of a nap.”
The same might not be said for Carrie Mathison, who, as the third season of Homeland debuted last weekend, is as close to unraveling beyond repair as ever.
“One of the overarching themes of the show is loneliness and sacrifice,” Danes, who just won her second Emmy for playing the bipolar CIA agent, explains. “Carrie’s isolation is being really, really stretched to its outer limits. She’s very stranded in this season. And I’m feeling very bonded right now. So there’s a real dichotomy there. Carrie and her reality could not be more antithetical to burgeoning motherhood.”
Danes does, however, admit that she didn’t exactly feel like her normal self once she and Dancy welcomed son Cyrus last December.
“I was in a fairly alien place, freezing, didn’t know many people at all,” she told the magazine about becoming a mother. perhaps also referring to spending a fair amount of time in Toronto, where Dancy was shooting Hannibal.
“Being a new mom is quite isolating to begin with. I was literally without any of my family or friends or resources. So it was a tough entry into motherhood. It’s so wonderful, but those first three months are so disorientating. I was in a bubble. A very cold bubble.”
But she’s hooked, no doubt about it.
“My real anxiety was that I would never want to work again,” Danes says. “Because [motherhood is] so intoxicating, the bond is just so viscous. It’s like superglue.”
Sounds pretty reasonable, no nap needed.
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