Claire Danes for FLARE Magazine
We crapped all over Claire’s Emmy win by devoting space to how ugly we thought her dress was. We have no doubt that she spent most of yesterday in tears because of it. Claire honey, let us do you a solid.
Claire Danes covers the November 2012 issue of FLARE magazine wearing a dress by Fendi, a Céline cuff and Sydney Evan earrings photographed by Chris Nicholls and styled by Petra Flannery.
On child stardom: “I was pretty clear about what I did and didn’t want to do, even as a kid. People dismiss kids as being unthinking; they’re surprisingly discerning. I wanted to be taken seriously from the outset.”
On transitioning from romantic leads to bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison: “It’s arguable that being in love and being mentally ill are sort of similar [laughs]. But it’s true I went through this arduous decade and it did get a bit tiresome after awhile—you want to be defined in some other way.”
On the reality of bipolar disorder: “Carrie’s disease is formidable, it’s furious, but it’s also treatable and every case is individual. I think the show offers a pretty good reflection of what that experience is like.”
On her reputation as a serious actor: “I actually want people to imagine me as being a little less serious sometimes. But people get attached to certain characters and perceptions.”
Well, sweetie, you sure did blow those perceptions out of the water with these laff-a-minute responses.
Oh, we’re joking because we love. Actually, we appreciate an actor who gives intelligent, thoughtful responses to inane interview questions.
Coat by Versace
We also appreciate an actor who can rock the shit out of a killer Versace coat.
[Photo Credit: Chris Nicholls for flare.com]