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‘That Bond Is Like Superglue’: Claire Danes Opens Up About Life As A New Mum

Section: Celebrity Mums

The Homeland actress reveals the highs and lows of early life with her son in a new interview

In the new issue of Vogue, the 34-year-old actress who stars in Homeland, confesses she found the early months with son Cyrus quite isolating because she was living in Toronto while her husband Hugh Dancy filmed TV series Hannibal.

'I was in a fairly alien place, freezing, didn’t know many people at all. Being a new mum is quite isolating to begin with. I was literally without any of my family or friends or resources,’ she explains.

'So it was a tough entry into motherhood. It’s so wonderful, but those first three months are so disorientating. I was in a bubble. A very cold bubble.'

Claire also speaks about that mum–baby bond and how she worried it’d stop her wanting to go back to work.

'My real anxiety was that I would never want to work again. Because it’s so intoxicating, the bond is just so viscous. It’s like superglue.’

Still, the new mum has managed to strike some sort of balance – even if it does mean bringing her baby duties onto set.

'It’s as amusing as hell that I’m taking on terrorists and whatever tomfoolery I’m doing and then I race back to my director’s chair and start embroidering onesies as if my life depended on it,’ Claire reveals in the interview.

Homeland returns to Ch4 this Sunday at 9pm.

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  • Author: Alex Davies Alex Davies
  • Job Title: Features Writer

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