07/30/2012 10:11 am ET

'Homeland': Claire Danes Surprised By Season 2 Renewal, Talks 'Kinky Superhero'

Claire Danes was surprised by "Homeland" getting a Season 2, but she's certainly not against it, especially because of her fondness for her character, Carrie Mathison.

"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.

Danes scored a Golden Globe -- and recently an Emmy nomination -- for her role on the Showtime drama about a prisoner of war who has been turned by a terrorist organization and the one woman (Carrie) who tries to stop him.

"She's like my kinky superhero alter ego now," Danes said. "Because as disturbed and troubled as she is, she’s always f---ing right. Which is so nice because I so rarely am."

Season 1 of "Homeland" ended with Carrie being right about Brody (Damian Lewis), but believing she was wrong, the character undergoes electric shock therapy. The new season picks up about six months after the events that ended Season 1.

"Carrie has had, for the first time in her life, the benefit of professional help for her disease," "Homeland" executive producer Alex Gansa told HuffPost TV. "She will have been in the psych ward for awhile. She will have been in the care of a psychiatrist for six months. She will have undergone a series of these ECT therapies. [The treatment we saw in the Season 1 finale] is not just a one-off."

Danes is pregnant with her first child, but her pregnancy isn't expected to interrupt Season 2 production.

"Homeland" Season 2 kicks off on Sun., Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

See what Danes had to say about her Emmy nomination in the slideshow below.

Emmy Nominees React