Claire Danes Covers Flare November 2012

Posted Monday September 24, 2012 1:40 PM GMT

With her new hit show "Homeland" set to premiere on September 30th, Claire Danes found herself covering the November 2012 issue of Flare magazine.

The 33-year-old actress gussied up in a range of designer clothing including Versace, Lanvin and Fendi for the Max Abadian shot front page while dishing about everything from her character in "Homeland" to being taken seriously as an actress.

Highlights from Miss Danes' interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Flare!

On being an actress:
“From the outset, I just happened to play characters that were surprisingly mature for their age and had an adult persona, even though they were teenaged. Playing sexy or cute was never really what I was interested in. 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 her Homeland character, Carrie Mathison: “In the new season she’s taken huge measures to stabilize herself and she’s been outed as mentally ill, so she has a freedom to take responsibility for it in a more effective and aggressive way.”

On being perceived as too serious:
“I actually want people to imagine me as being a little less serious sometimes. But people get attached to certain characters and perceptions.”

Photo Credit: Max Abadian for Flare

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