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Claire Danes is fresh off of her Emmy win for "Homeland" and thankful for her life and career. While her fame is continually growing, especially in light of her successful career, Danes has said she "cannot imagine" being either Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston.
"I cannot imagine what it would be like to be Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston," Danes told T, the style magazine of The New York Times. "I was watching a documentary about Britney Spears, and what she has to cope with really shook me."
Danes started out with the cult-favorite "My So-Called Life" before moving on to films for younger audiences such as "Romeo + Juliet" and "Shopgirl," and the award-winning HBO documentary "Temple Grandin." Danes decided to take some time off after "Grandin" and focus on herself and her family.
She married actor Hugh Dancy three years ago and has been incredibly happy, though she explained that their relationship is "too predictable" for gossip magazines and tabloids.
"Homeland" had a storyline that made her want to act again, which is why she signed a contract to work for Showtime for up to seven years. Her decision has paid off admirably, with a Best Actress Emmy for Danes and a Best Actor Emmy for co-star Damian Lewis. The show also took home the Emmy for Best Drama and Best Writing in a Drama Series.
It was Dancy who received the most praise after Danes won the coveted title.
"My husband, my love, my life, my baby daddy: This doesn't mean anything without you. I love you so much and I'm so grateful. Thank you," she said on the stage.
Danes and Dancy are also expecting their first child. She told Us Magazine she felt "really, really lucky to have a gentle pregnancy," with the production of "Homeland."
"It's not running too much interference," Danes added.