The Emmy-winning actress, who recently finished filming the third season of her Showtime spy thriller in Morocco, accentuated her new strawberry blond 'do with a red dress from
The formerly blond star also attended a private reception and screening of "Homeland" in
Coincidentally, the 34-year-old mom kicked off her career as a much darker redhead for her breakout role on "My So-Called Life," and it was during that time that she first made an appearance on "The Late Show," she pointed out to Letterman, at age 16.
During her guest appearance, Danes explained how she and her husband, British actor
"He's just so magnetic and so charismatic," Danes raved. "
"So we went into fight or flight mode, 'OK we're gonna do this,'' she said. "So we find ourselves in front of the president and, I'm kind of on autopilot, and I say, 'Hello, um, Mr. President, I'm Claire Danes, it's so lovely to meet you.' And he said, 'Oh yes, Claire Danes, Claire, you're a fine actress.' And I say, well, you're a fine president.' And he said, you know, 'Well, you're a finer actress than I am president,' and I just thought ... really, just had no retort whatsoever, so I ran to the bar and had a very large shot of vodka."
Carrie Mathison may not have approved of that move, but it turns out Obama is a big fan of her drama -- so it seems as if all's well on the "Homeland" front.
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