The Showtime drama "Homeland" was one of the better pilots shown to critics during this extended press tour period and the tense drama spawned a long back and forth about its actual merits. But as time began winding down, it seemed like the right time to ask Claire Danes if "My So-Called Life" had been cancelled because of her family's desire to advance her movie career.
Credit Danes for at least being a good sport.
"You know, honestly, I don’t really remember, but the history of the show was I mean, it was always kind of troubled. Like, the pilot didn’t get picked up. Then, six months later, it did, you know. It was we only shot 19 episodes. And then it was canceled, and then there was a possibility of it getting, you know, remounted. And so it was very back and forth, and, yeah, I can’t assume responsibility. I think that, you know, a 14 year old girl is not going to determine the fate of a network show," she said. She also told an endearing story about her father-in-law asking permission to watch the show.
She also fielded a question about how her work in "Homeland" will play off of her ongoing eyelash cosmetic ads.
"I’m going to trap those terrorists with my very long lashes," Danes cracked, earning a big laugh.