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Claire Danes: I'd Make a Lousy Stay-At-Home Mom

By JACKIE WILLIS

January 07, 2013

After giving birth this past December, Homeland star Claire Danes shares that she plans on being a working mom, but was "nervous" about the idea at first.

"I've always wanted to have kids, but I'm glad I didn't until now," she tells ELLE magazine of welcoming baby boy Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy on Dec. 17 with her husband of three years, 37-year-old actor Hugh Dancy. "When I was thinking about [working and being a mother] originally, I was really nervous about it. … I think I would make a lousy stay-at-home mom. It just wouldn't suit me. I feel so fortunate, in that I've had this arrow-straight focus ... that I wanted to act."

The Emmy winner, 33, adds of her husband, "Hugh was just the right partner for me. I got very, very lucky. There's only so much credit you can take when it just sort of works, you know? And obviously we work hard at maintaining our relationship – that is central to both our lives – but at the same time, it's just this kind of ease that I can't really account for."

RELATED: More Details Into Claire Danes' Baby News

Check out Danes still eight-months pregnant on the cover of ELLE when the latest issue hits newsstands Jan. 15th.

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