Claire Danes bared more than her bust when she went topless for the cover of Interview magazine.
The award-winning actress not only shed her clothes for tasteful images photographed by Fabien Baron, she also discussed the challenges of being a mother, her grueling work schedule and how she learned to a play a CIA agent with bipolar disorder on Homeland.
Danes, who has a toddler son, Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, said the hardest part about being a working mother is the time apart from him.
"It's physical-that my missing my son is physical," Danes explained to Interview. It's a new kind of pining. It's serious-I need to be with him."
Danes explained why the hit Showtime series has a demanding work schedule that keeps her apart from her husband and son.
"[We shoot] eight days an episode, and maybe half of those days will be 12 to 15-hour days," she shared. "It's pretty regimented. We have a read-through of each episode, which I find really valuable. Usually, it's at lunch, and it helps me get a sense of what the episode is in its totality because then it's broken down so quickly and every actor kind of retreats into their respective storylines. So we have a read-through. As I was saying, there are directors who come back, but we usually have a different director for every episode, so sometimes I'm working with new people and some days are more stacked than others."
Danes has won three Emmy Awards and four Golden Globes for her dramatic performance as Carrie Mathison, a CIA agent who has bipolar disorder. She revealed she learned a lot about the illness by watching people afflicted with the mental disorder on YouTube.
"You can actually see them on their highs. But, again, there are so many different shades of it and each case is specific," she said. "I can have plenty of poetic license because there is no one blanket expression of it. I have a lot of compassion for people who wrestle with these kinds of conditions and disorders."