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Claire Danes Reveals How My So-Called Life Still Affects Her Actual Life

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11/05/2013 5:17 pm
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Claire Danes Reveals How My So-Called Life Still Affects Her Actual Life
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Abbie Bethell

Staff Writer

Most people know her as Carrie Mathison of Homeland, however this wasn’t Claire Danes’ biggest break in acting, no, that was all down to her lead role in the ABC teen drama, My So-Called Life. Speaking to Interview, Claire Danes discussed how the show has had a big impact on her career: “I became close with a lot of people involved -- and I am still. It was a seminal experience for me, both professionally and personally. The writer of the show, Winnie Holzman, is still a very dear friend of mine. She's kind of my mentor -- my fairy godmother, I call her” My So-Called Life only actually aired one full-season, with the last episode ending on a cliff-hanger. ABC cancelled the show in May 1995, Danes spoke about the longevity of show saying, “It's kind of fun to watch 'My So-Called Life' when it comes on, though. There are only 19 episodes, which actually seems like a lot now that I do 12 episodes a season on 'Homeland.' “But it was a strange, cult thing where we didn't even do a full season, but the episodes that we did do got picked up and were rerun by a bunch of different cable networks, so the show was on for years and years and years -- and was discovered by different generations, which was extraordinary” Danes also spoke of how despite almost airing over 20 years ago, the show has been used as an icebreaker when it comes to meeting new work colleagues. When starting work on Homeland, Morgan Saylor who plays the role of Dana Brody on the show, watched My So-Called Life ­and the two bonded. In an interview with Salon last month, 19-year old Saylor said: “She came up and she talked about the fact that she was my age while she was doing it…we talked about being a teenage actress and missing your real life and living with your mom 24 hours a week and being out of town. It was nice. It was nice to know someone else knew what it was like” Homeland season three airs Sunday’s at 9 ET on Showtime and 9pm on Sunday C4 in the UK.


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