Danes: Homeland will be very different
Claire Danes thinks it will be “interesting” to see her alter ego Carrie Mathison’s life be transformed in the new season of her hit series, Homeland.
The hit Showtime series is returning with fresh episodes later on this year and lots of changes are afoot.
The programme jumps forward a number of years and sees Claire’s character Carrie Mathison no longer as a CIA agent.
“I think the idea is that she's left the CIA, she's utterly disenchanted and isolated, and during those intervening years, she's acquired an actual life, which she's maybe never had before," she told E! News. "That will be interesting, to see her in that context, to be in a relationship, to actually be committed to her child, to have friends.”
The 35-year-old enjoys playing the bipolar character and is looking forward to seeing another side to her alter ego. However, she’s sure the producers won’t keep the drama from her door for too long.
“We really have never seen her be relatively normal and social,” she continued. “I mean, I'm sure that will be completely ruined two episodes in!"
The outlet also interviewed other members of the cast and crew ahead of the new season. And according to showrunner Meredith Stiehm, it will be good for the audience to see Carrie in such a happy place in her life after all the pain she has gone through in the last four series.
“She has come into her own with motherhood. She's grown up. Instead of her being the problem child, she's now the mother, she's lost her father, and she's grown into the adult of the family,” Meredith said. “The rockiness of being a mother happens to a lot of women, and they get through it after a couple years so Carrie is in a good place now."
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