Danes opts for Home­land drama

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY -

Danes (pic­tured) walked away from the chance to team up with her Romeo + Juliet co-star Leonardo DiCaprio for 2011’s J. Edgar to take the lead in US TV smash Home­land. The ac­tress au­di­tioned for the role of sec­re­tary He­len Gandy in the movie about for­mer FBI di­rec­tor J. Edgar Hoover on the same week­end she was of­fered the op­por­tu­nity to play CIA of­fi­cer Carrie Mathi­son. She opted for the TV drama be­cause the part was so ‘‘com­pelling’’. Danes has signed up for seven sea­sons of Home­land.

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