After the accolades and the soul-searing testimonials of the Emmy-winning Temple Grandin, Claire Danes reached a crossroads. The movie offers were piling up, but Temple Grandin touched something inside her. The last thing she wanted to do next, she decided, was play the girlfriend or wife in a superhero movie opposite a giant cockroach in a fat suit. The pay-cable channels are the new big players in the Hollywood studio system and, increasingly, a new haven for prominent, high-profile actors looking for something other than a paycheque with plenty of zeros. For Danes, that meant signing on as CIA operative Carrie Anderson in the new Showtime espionage thriller, Homeland , about a missing-in-action soldier who returns home after an ill-fated mission in the Middle East. Homeland will premiere alongside the return of Dexter, on Oct.
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Skip navigation! Is there such a thing as haute toplessness? Yes, there definitely is, and Claire Danes is the latest to master the art. However, thrilling as it is, that's probably the least exciting thing about her latest appearance in Interview , in conversation with Dustin Hoffman. We don't have to tell you that she's bright, down-to-earth, fun, interesting, lovable — basically everything you want in a pretend best friend.