Claire Danes cries foul
'Homeland' star wants people to leave her alone when it comes to her facial expressions
Claire Danes is annoyed.
Danes' friend, fellow actress Anne Hathaway, even spoofed the expression when she played Danes' "Homeland" character, Carrie, on "Saturday Night Live." The running joke during the spoof? "It's like her whole face is chewing gum." Hathaway apparently apologized in advance and sent Danes flowers afterward as a conciliatory gesture.
"I mean, I'm vain about giving the best possible performance I can give, but I'm never concerned about how, you know, physically desirable I'm going to be in the process," Danes said in the February issue of Elle. "In my personal life, I have plenty of vanity, but onscreen I'm not representing myself. I'm representing this person I'm playing. I have to say, I find it very odd that it's been sort of objectified.
"It's just the way feelings register on my face. It's not calculated; it's not an aggressive gesture. It's been isolated from the rest of my work, like it's a tacked-on thing. It's not."
Hopefully in time, Danes, 33, will lighten up about the public's digs at her "crying face." Without realizing it, her annoyance only makes the whole thing funnier.
In the meantime, she has her Golden Globes (she won her fourth one Sunday), Emmys, a handsome husband (actor Hugh Dancy), a new baby boy and a hit show to keep her smiling. The third season of "Homeland" will begin shooting in May.
"Homeland" returns Sunday, Sept. 29, on Showtime.
Claire Danes is beautifuland an amazing character on Homeland. And I love to watch her become emotional because she seems so real. And I am so glad she won a golden globe because she deserves it. You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!
with all the problems this country has, bad economics, idiots killing children in school, government corruption, etc and you jealous envious people mostly female, worrying about this great actress' face.
tend to your own business, ladies something in your life is going unattended.
this lady has it made, and a lot of golden globes.
Thank god we did not have youtube in 1982. Or else I would have to read simpletons type that Streep does not look attractive crying in "sophies choice".
"Without realizing it, her annoyance only makes the whole thing FUNNIER" .....Really MSN? REALLY?
The word "funnier" is not even in my Webster's Dictionary.....but bullying is. It's so disappointing to read trash like this about an Actress of her caliber. Ms Madden Toby is an example of the abnormally nasty and aggressive attitude that US "women" have developed lately about other women in general and especially toward beautiful and successful women. Bleatings from a Jealous Twit. The inability to accept emotions and the facial expressions that go with them is not normal. The Bullying Problem is only getting worst and MSN is not helping running like this.
One of the great actresses of our time, have you seen her in "Stage Beauty", just one great performance after another, she will be one remembered because of her great talent, who cares about her facial expressions