'Homeland' Gets Presidential Stamp of Approval

by Paige Mara Feigenbaum 3:26 PM PDT, September 24, 2012
Playing 'Homeland' Gets Presidential Stamp of Approval

President Barack Obama has gone on the record as saying Homeland is one of his must-watch programs. At Showtime's Emmy Eve Soiree on Saturday night, Damian Lewis told ET about his special meeting with the Commander in Chief.

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The Emmy winner recalls, "He invited me to the White House and I sat at his table and chatted with him. He told me he watches the show on Saturday afternoons when the girls go and play tennis with Michelle."

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Unlike her loose gown on Emmy night, Claire Danes showed off a tiny baby bump in a form-fitting dress. The actress walked away victorious with a statue in hand on Sunday and told ET the night prior, "It's hugely flattering. It's always wonderful and amazing to be recognized on such a big scale, but even more than my nomination, I'm so proud of the show for being celebrated in such a big way."

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Diego Klattenhoff said the show doesn't allow a breach in security of their secretive plotlines. "It's not hard. They basically torture us when we get back and make sure we didn't tell anything," he jests.

President Obama is far from the only big name who follows Homeland. John Legend, who performed at the event, says, "I'm on pins and needles wondering what's going to happen next."