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'Homeland' Star Morgan Saylor On 'My So-Called Life,' Claire Danes' 'Faces'

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Morgan Saylor stars in "Homeland" with Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. | Showtime

"Homeland" star Morgan Saylor, who plays angsty teen Dana Brody on the Showtime hit, is learning a lot from her more experienced co-stars, including Emmy-winner Claire Danes.

In an interview with Salon.com, Saylor said she watched "My So-Called Life" after starting her job on "Homeland." In fact, Danes' "My So-Called Life" experience was one of the first things the two discussed.

"She came up and she talked about the fact that she was my age while she was doing it," Saylor said. "And we talked about being a teenage actress and missing your real life and living with your mom 24 hours a week and being out of town. It was nice. It was nice to know someone else knew what it was like."

Saylor said she enjoyed the short-lived series. "It’s such a relatable teenage story, not even just for teenagers but for adults. And Claire is so phenomenal in it and there are certain faces she does now, that remind me sooo much of Angela Chase," she said.

Certain faces? Perhaps Danes' Internet-famous crying face?

After taking home multiple awards at the 2012 Emmys, it came as no surprise when Showtime announced it renewed "Homeland" for a third season. However, Danes, who is contracted for years to come, said she was surprised when the show got picked up for its second year.

"To be honest I never expected [the show] to get picked up so I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like, but it’s fun. It's like, 'Oh, there she is again!' I like her a lot," she told GQ UK via The Daily Mail.


Click over to Salon.com for more from Morgan Saylor.

"Homeland" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

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