Danes: 'I'm a useless nerd'

Danes: 'I'm a useless nerd'

Claire Danes is a “useless nerd”.

The ‘Me And Orson Welles’ star admits she has never been cool, but doesn’t think she is clever enough to make a good geek.

She said: “I was a pretty nerdy kid. I’m still kind of nerdy. I have all the worst qualities of being a nerd – all of the affects and none of the smarts. I’m a useless nerd. That’s pretty bad.”

Claire, 30, took a break from acting in 1998 to study psychology at the prestigious Yale University and says she took time out from Hollywood in order to regain a “normal” life.

She explained: “I started working when I was very young. I got an agent when I was 12 and fortunately was employed consistently from that point on. So I didn’t really go to a conventional high school. I was tutored on sets and things.”

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