Claire Danes got into her Homeland character, Carrie, on the cover of the August issue of Vogue, which hits newsstands July 23. In the magazine, Claire and her costar Damian Lewis pose for photographer Vicki Woods in a series of gorgeous scenes that were inspired by the hit Showtime series. She also opened up in an interview with the magazine about how she has managed to make a career comeback over the years and how Homeland has changed her life. Read on for more from Claire Danes in Vogue.

  • On meeting Bill Clinton at the Golden Globes: "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.'"
  • On women she admires in Hollywood: "I'm so impressed by Jennifer Lawrence and Carey Mulligan. They have this exquisite taste [in roles]. They are very gifted in their ability to make great choices. I didn't have that rudder."

Keep reading for more from Claire's interview and photo shoot with Vogue.

  • On how Homeland has changed her worldview: "I think growing up in New York in a very liberal environment, I confused jingoism with patriotism, and that mistake has been corrected as I've reconsidered what the potential cost of serving our country can be."