Claire Danes Gets Revenge on Anne Hathaway For That 'SNL' 'Homeland' Parody
Actor Claire Danes participates in the "Homeland" panel at the 2013 Showtime Summer TCA Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, July 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
She cries a lot on "Homeland," but Claire Danes brought the laughs today with a killer impression of Anne Hathaway. And it's only fair: Hathaway started it by parodying Danes on "Saturday Night Live."
Speaking to TV critics about the upcoming season of her Emmy-winning Showtime drama "Homeland," Danes was asked about Hathaway's uncanny impression of her in last season's "SNL" spoof of "Homeland." Danes still hasn't seen the sketch, but she told reporters that Hathaway reached out to warn her about it before it even aired.
Watch Anne Hathaway play Claire Danes in "SNL's" "Homeland" parody right here:
"I'm friendly with Anne and I was in Toronto at the time," Danes remembered, "and I got a series of texts from her, saying, 'Hi! Ummm... so I'm hosting 'SNL' and I really hope we can still friends!'" (Sadly, there's no video available of Danes' Hathaway impression, but take our word for it: The sweet high-pitched voice was dead-on Anne.)
Danes continued: "And then she sent me a big bouquet of flowers. This was all before it aired, and I was like, 'Oh, sh-t.' I don't know if I want to watch this. She's way too nice about it."
But Danes went on to say she was flattered by the "SNL" shout-out: "To be parodied on 'SNL' means, 'Oh boy, we're relevant! We're in the zeitgeist. We're cool enough to be made fun of!"