Actress Claire Danes and husband Hugh Dancy have just announced that they are expecting their second child. Danes spoke to Howard Stern at length on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM this week, officially confirming that she is pregnant.
“I am pregnant. I’m seriously preggo. I’m deep into my second trimester.” she confessed to Stern.
When asked about the sex of her baby, Danes decided to keep that piece of information private saying, "I'm gonna keep that to myself."
Danes and Dancy have been married since 2009 and are already parents to one child, a son named Cyrus Michael, who was born in 2012.
Danes has not shied away from discussing the difficulty of motherhood. In an interview with Harper's Bazaar in 2014, Danes candidly discussed the subject saying, “Being a mom is incredibly challenging. But, we still feel a pressure to talk about it in very romantic terms. We all have that resentment at times and anxiety about being trapped by the role, that responsibility. And, then chemically it can run riot, and there’s no ‘off’ button. [For me] that was the hardest adjustment. You always feel beholden to somebody. And, for so long they’re like koala bears, you just feel a physical responsibility to be there for them to cling to. It’s pretty primal.”
Danes, 39, also confirmed during the interview with Stern that the next season of her hit show, Homeland, would be its last.
When asked about her feelings on the show coming to an end she said, “I mean, I’ll be ready. She’s a lot, this Carrie-freakin’ Mathison character. She’s under constant duress. It’s a workout, so I’ll be ready for a reprieve from that. But, you know…I’ve never done anything this long. I mean, I’ve been married for as long. Maybe a year longer, but, you know.”
Claire Danes has been acting for a while now-- her career has spanned decades. She has been in the public eye since she was a teenager, making it big on the series My S0-Called Life in the 1990s. She is most famous for her role on the TV show Homeland, as well as an array of blockbuster hit movies such as The Hours, Romeo + Juliet, and Little Women.