Danes appears on the cover of Glamour's January issue, and the "Homeland" actress opened up to the magazine about her views on feminism and her frustration that women are still so poorly represented in the entertainment industry. (Check out this recent infographic from the New York Film Academy if you want to see some seriously depressing statistics.) She told Glamour:
I am a feminist. And I’m so glad that [Girls creator and star] Lena Dunham exists, because she is one too, and she’s quite vocal about it. Yes, women have more freedom and more influence than ever, but it’s hardly equal. It’s just not. It’s really f--king crazy. I’m sorry I’m cursing. But it’s wild that women are underrepresented [in Hollywood]. I have real anxiety about directing, and that’s something to question and challenge and correct.
But one thing Danes is definitely not upset about is getting a little bit older. The actress weighed in on the differences between being a woman your twenties and in your thirties -- and why her thirty-something years are the winning ones.
"I’m happier in my thirties," she told Glamour. "I feel clearer about who I am and less apologetic about it, and more accepting of my limitations and also more aware of the ways in which I’m capable. I was always looking forward to this time because people talk about it in very romantic terms. And I think it’s true. Gravity hasn’t had too profound of an effect, and you’re a little less emotionally gangly. The twenties are a deceptively challenging-slash-painful time. I’m just glad to be out of that phase.”
We didn't know it was possible, but pretty sure we just fell a little bit more in love with Claire Danes.
Head over to Glamour and pick up the January issue to read the full interview.