Archive: Claire Danes

Claire Danes covers Flare Magazine, opens up about playing a bi-polar person on ‘Homeland’

FLARE Magazine, celebrates Emmy-winner and expectant mother Claire Danes on their November cover. Danes wears a Celine cuff and Sydney Evans earrings on the cover; inside, she models a purple coat by Versace. In FLARE’s exclusive interview, the actor reflects on growing up famous, her Emmy-winning role, and the reality of bi-polar disorder.

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 bi-polar F.B.I. 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 bi-polar 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.”

Get The Look: Claire Danes Old Hollywood Glamour at the 64th Annual Emmy’s

Claire Danes at the 64th Primetime Emmys
Look by: Matin Maulawizada, Global Artistry Director for Laura Mercier

Matin describes his inspiration for Claire’s look as a “casual nod to old Hollywood glamour.”

EYES: Claire’s smoky, seductive eyes were the focal point of the look.

· Matin used Laura Mercier Eye Pencil in Extreme Black ($20) to define Claire’s eyes.

· He then heavily lined her eyes using Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Gold ($20). The pencil’s golden base colour complemented the star’s electric yellow dress.

· Matin completed the dramatic look by applying Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour in Burnished Copper ($22) and Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour in Black Ice ($22) to Claire’s lids.

LIPS: Nude lips modernized the glamorous look.

· Matin layered Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Praline ($20) and Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Angelic ($26) to achieve Claire’s soft, matte lip colour.

FACE: Matin chose to enhance the expecting star’s natural glow and created a “healthy flush using bright pink blush.”

· To achieve a flawless face, Matin first applied Laura Mercier Moisture Suprême Foundation in Sunny Beige ($43).

· He then covered imperfections using Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3 ($30).

· Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander ($22) was then heavily applied to Claire’s cheeks.

· The look was set with Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent ($34).

Claire Danes Covers 2012 British GQ.

Homeland star Claire Danes covers the September 2012 issue of British GQ magazine.

Danes wore a Ralph Lauren Black Label halter maxi dress for the cover shot and in its pages, the 33-year-old actress talked about how she turned down the lead role in Titanic, shares more about her Homeland character and being away from her husband while filming in North Carolina:

On her admiration for Carrie Mathison, whom her ‘Homeland’ character is based upon:
“She’s like my kinky superhero alter ego now. Because as disturbed and troubled as she is, she’s always f—ing right. Which is so nice because I so rarely am.”

On turning down the lead role in the blockbuster movie ‘Titanic’:
“I had just made a romantic epic with Leonardo [DiCaprio] – it just seemed redundant to me. The problem is that I always took myself too seriously. Now I realize I should have lightened up. I was a serious kid to an absurd degree. I was overwhelmed with responsibility, trying to play grown up. I overdid it.”

On being away from husband Hugh Dancy while filming ‘Homeland’ in North Carolina:
“It sucks. Seven years, it’s a long-a– time. But every year I’m going to have something really compelling to do.”

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Get The Look: Claire Danes 2012 MET Ball

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Claire Danes at the 2012 Met Ball - Makeup by Matin Maulawizada for Laura Mercier

Claire Danes hit the red carpet of the 2012 Met Ball held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday, May 7 in New York City. Matin Maulawizada, Global Artistry Director and Brand Ambassador for Laura Mercier, explains how he created the “Homeland” star’s 1960s-inspired look.

Lips:
· Matin created Claire’s neutral matte lips by setting Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour in Caramel, $24, with Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder, $34.

Face:

To create Claire’s flawless complexion, Matin first applied Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer in Almond, $50.

Laura Mercier Bonne Mine – Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette was then applied to Claire’s cheeks to add a healthy, natural glow to her skin.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $28 concealed under-eye circles and minor skin imperfections.

Eyes:

Matin created Claire’s smoky eye by applying Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Smoke, $24, followed by two coats of Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara, $24.

Find all the products used at LauraMercier.com