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Claire Danes Talks Balance — and Not Being Like Angelina Jolie

Claire Danes made her way down Ein Yaakov Street in Neve Tzedek, Israel, wearing a Christopher Kane skirt for T magazine.

Claire Danes posed in Tel Aviv for a spread in the Fall travel issue of T, The New York Times's style magazine. Claire stars as the mentally unstable yet brilliant CIA agent Carrie Mathison in Showtime's Homeland, which returns to the small screen on Sept. 30 for its second season. Along with her hit show's premiere later this month, the 33-year-old actress, who announced she is pregnant with her and husband Hugh Dancy's first child, is up for best actress in a drama series at this Sunday's Emmy Awards — be sure to fill out our Emmy ballot for your chance to win $2,000. In the publication, Claire opens up about her role as Carrie, balancing her career and a family, as well as imagining life as Angelina Jolie. Here's more from Claire in T:

  • Claire on playing Carrie:"Carrie is perceptive but her fixation on keeping the world safe is so intense that it overrides that. She also has to be so vigilant in maintaining her own well-being. She has a bomb ticking inside of her that she is always monitoring."
  • Claire on balancing career and family: "We will have to figure out how to do that. I went to high school and acted at the same time. So I do have some experience of doing two things simultaneously."
  • Claire on fame: "I cannot imagine what it would be like to be Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston. I was watching a documentary about Britney Spears, and what she has to cope with really shook me."