We didn't think it was possible to be in awe of Claire Danes anymore than we already are. We were wrong.
The star of the awesome new TV drama Homeland has revealed she had to get real CIA training as part of her preparation for her role as Carrie, the bipolar CIA agent. Amazing.
Speaking to The Sunday Times Magazine Claire said,
"We had lunch in D.C. and the first thing I noticed is that she spoke at a very low volume. We were in a bar... but she spoke very quietly. It is ingrained in spies to be as inconspicuous as possible. She was very bright, with an adventurous spirit - you need that - but I was taken aback by her candour and her forthcomingness... We went to a bar to see a band. The Cia woman said to me: 'OK, then, who is the lead singer's girlfriend? Where is she in the crowd?' Within seconds she'd cracked it. I couldn't see at all. But when she explained the thought processes, it wasn't that hard: of course, she was the girl with the camera in front of the stage. It tuned me in to their level of awareness."
Wow. We're not sure whether knowing how incredibly skilled CIA agents are scares us or excites us. Either way, it's pretty darn awesome that Juliet herself grew up to have training with one of them! We'd fall at the first hurdle because we're, well, LOUD. There's no soft-spoken around heat towers, no sirree. Not even the handsome and a little bit frightening Damien Lewis could keep us quiet.