'Homeland' star Claire Danes is on the August 2013 cover of Vogue magazine. On the cover shot by Annie Leibovitz, Claire is wearing a BURBERRY FALL 2013 trench coat with a gold metallic belt.
You can also see Claire in more designer duds from Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, Narciso Rodriquez, Donna Karan and Hermes alongside costar Damian Lewis. In the issue, she talked about not finding work for two years, wanting to be an actress at nine, what she learned from other actresses, on today's movie stars and more.
Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and to see her fashion spread. For more, go to Vogue.com.
Narciso Rodriguez silver silk-charmeuse dress.
On telling her parents at age nine she wants to be an actres:
‘Money or no money, I have to act. There’s no plan B. That’s it. So I went to Lee Strasberg and desperately tried to feel the wind!”
On going to the 'Golden Globes' after giving birth:
“I went on the red carpet, went upstairs, fed Cyrus. Went into the ceremony, got the award, went back to feed Cyrus, went out again. . . . Then it was ‘Now you meet the president.' As a nursing mom, I had these new boobs; I’m wearing a big Jessica Rabbit dress, and I’d been living in sweat pants for so long. . . . It was strange. It was dreamy, surrounded by my parents and my husband. It was one of the best nights of my life because of this perfect mash-up.”
On going to college:
“I was confused. I had a lot of opportunity and no way of knowing what I wanted to do with it. I needed to figure out who I was, what I liked. I remember feeling soooo lonely, seeing all the kids with bag lunches gossiping and being nervous and clearly they’d been studying together.”
On what she learned from other actresses:
“I’ve had conversations with them. Meryl, Susan Sarandon, Jodie Foster. You have to pick your battles on set. You have to come to work from a place of love. You have to stay hydrated when you have crying scenes. You have to go to college. And you have to ask for money because there’s always more money and they won’t give it to you because you’re a girl!”
Donna Karan New York bloodred silk draped dress. On Lewis: Prada shirt. Dior Timepieces watch.
Hermès lambskin jacket and skirt. On Lewis: Polo Ralph Lauren aviator jacket. Tom Ford sweater
Calvin Klein Collection blue wool-flannel cross-back top and pleated skirt. Omega watch.
Victoria Beckham sheath dress, Hermès watch, and Manolo Blahnik pumps.