Now in its seventh season, Homeland remains an intense, gripping drama. The Showtime series, starring Claire Danes as an American intelligence officer who’s had to deal with threats, both domestic and international, while also living with bipolar disorder. It’s a challenging role that Danes has handled with Emmy-winning skill, but Danes told us she’s even more impressed with how the show’s writers and producers have kept the show itself so intriguing for so many seasons. (Click on the media bar below to hear Claire Danes)
The penultimate episode of Homeland’s current season airs Sunday night at 9/8c on Showtime, with the season finale airing on April 29. And Danes herself has confirmed that the show’s eighth season will also be its last.
On the show Billions, billionaire investor Bobby Axelrod is an extraordinarily complex character, and Damian Lewis plays him to perfection. There are a lot of nuances to Axelrod, and Lewis says he’s taken the time to analyze the character — the good, the bad, and everything in between — so that he can portray him as a real person that people will truly care about. (Click on the media bar below to hear DamianLewis)
Claire Danes has had a great career, especially in television, bookended by highly acclaimed roles in her first series, My So-Called Life, and her current show, Homeland. She’s also made several movies, though only one — Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines — could be considered a blockbuster. Things could have been a lot different, though, if she hadn’t turned down one part she was offered: the role of Rose in James Cameron’sTitanic. Knowing it was going to be a huge movie, why did Danes decide to pass on the film? (Click on the media bar below to hear Claire Danes)
The seventh season of Homeland airs Sunday nights on Showtime.
Billions specializes in gripping drama. The story of a high-stakes financial cat-and-mouse game between a venture capitalist (Damian Lewis) and the federal attorney who’s trying to bring him down (Paul Giamatti) has thrown some amazing twists and turns our way, resulting in some truly surprising moments. What isn’t surprising, though, is the intensity of the two actors. Lewis and Giamatti both bring their “A-games” to the series, and when the two of them meet in their rare shared scenes, the results are incredible — and both actors can sense that something special is going on. (Click on the media bar below to hear Damian Lewis & Damian Lewis)
At a time when the country’s political climate is causing people to criticize all kinds of entertainment and sports offerings, Homeland has managed to avoid that kind of criticism. It’s surprising, really, given the show’s “ripped from the headlines” storylines about terror threats at home and abroad, but Claire Danes thinks the show’s writers and producers do a fantastic job of making sure everyone can enjoy the stories they tell, regardless of political affiliation.(Click on the media bar below to hear Claire Danes)
The new season of Homeland airs Sunday nights at 9/8c on Showtime.