Danes not limited by ugly film roles

Danes not limited by ugly film roles

Claire Danes doesn't mind being ugly for a film role.

The 'Homeland' actress - who is famed for parts in 'Romeo + Juliet' and 'My So Called Life' - admits she can be vain when discussing herself, but does not feel the same about her characters.

She said: "I don't have much vanity in my work. I do have plenty in my life, but when I'm playing someone else, I think, 'Well if she's ugly, it's not on me, it's her'.

"I'm not limited by that. I'm always amazed when I see actors checking the monitor to see how they look. That's so alien to me. That's so bananas! But it's usually just a feeling that I allow to surface and I don't really know how it's registering on my face, but it just does."

However her willingness to look bad has not always helped her find film roles and she often gets offered characters she does not like.

She added to British GQ magazine: "They're hard to avoid. It's always some insipid person, or someone who is just invisible."

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