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Claire Danes considered career switch, if acting didn't work out

Claire Danes has enjoyed a renewed appreciation for her acting abilities since she began work on the Showtime series, 'Homeland.' But Claire Danes was looking at another line of work just a few years ago.

By Associated Press / July 16, 2013

Actor Hugh Dancy, left, his wife, actress Claire Danes from the Washington-based Showtime series, 'Homeland,' and journalist Bob Schieffer attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington Hilton April 27, 2013 in Washington.

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Claire Danes, interior designer?

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The "Homeland" actress says she considered a change of careers when she went through a stretch where she couldn't find a good role.

In an interview for Vogue's August issue, the 34-year-old says she didn't work for two years after starring in the 2010 biopic "Temple Grandin," which earned her an Emmy and Golden Globe. Danes said she couldn't just take any role after playing Grandin, an activist for autistics and animal rights.

Danes calls it a grim experience that left her so hurt that she flirted with a career change. Says Danes: "I really like interior design."

Of course, Danes didn't have leave acting. She landed the role of Carrie Mathison on "Homeland" and has won an Emmy and two Golden Globes.

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