Homeland is a great show. It’s been pretty slow most of this season until last week’s episode, but it’s still better than most of the other shit on TV. Part of what makes it so great are the actors, like Mandy Patinkin and, of course, Claire Danes. It’s brought her career – which has been great anyway, to be honest – to a pinnacle and is becoming her best-known role (which will always be My So-Called Life to me).
“I would really like to play another character to deviate from Carrie for a second, just because I’m starting to think that acting is this, and while this is one of the most fulfilling expressions of acting that I’ve found, it’s not why I do it.
“It’s not it. I think I’d appreciate her even more if I could take a little vacation from her and inhabit somebody else for a while.”
Fair enough. I would think it would get old – or at least a little stifling – to get caught up in a character, especially one as intense as Carrie. Still, she just does it so well! Seriously, she deserves all the awards for Homeland.
That being said, I’ll be interested to see what she does next.