The Homeland star’s “Cry Face” is just about as famous as she is! It’s become a meme on its own, inspiring super cuts of all of her crying, Tumblr pages, a Saturday Night Live sketch and even an article in The New Yorker called “Claire Danes and Generation Cry Face.”
But the Emmy winner, who is featured on the January cover of Glamour, opened up to the fashion mag about why she’s not fazed by her face’s fans!
“I think people are made uncomfortable by uncensored expressions of emotion. But, you know, that’s my job,” she revealed. “I don’t have those fears. I really have never been concerned about being beautiful on-screen. That’s just not my jam. I’m not concerned about it if I’m playing a beautiful character. But it’s not relevant for Carrie. I don’t need to worry about that, and I think that’s really great. I love sitting in the makeup trailer and getting my makeup done in 15 minutes as opposed to an hour and a half.”
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, she doesn’t try to be beautiful… it just naturally happens! As if we weren’t jealous enough!
Claire also revealed that her raw emotions are coming from somewhere deep. In fact, she’s so fascinated with the human experience that if she weren’t an actress, she would’ve worked in psychology.
“It’s just what I’m really interested in: the human psyche and how we process information,” she told Glamour. “How we experience feelings and create our own personal narratives. Acting is just an extrapolation of that.”