Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at “Homeland” Panel Discussion

Posted on July 31, 2013

It’s funny. For the longest time, we couldn’t buy them as a couple on Homeland but looking at that first picture, we’d swear they had sex in the last couple of hours.


Claire Danes and Damian Lewis speak onstage during the “Homeland” panel discussion at the CBS, Showtime and The CW portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour in Beverly Hills, California. Claire Danes is wearing a Thakoon dress paired with EF Collection earrings.

Thakoon Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Roberta Cardenio

Very cute dress on her. The sheer panels were a bold choice for sitting on a stage, facing an audience. But she seems fairly comfortable, so it must not have been an issue.

He looks insanely hot here. Except for the pantyhose.


[Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images,]

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  • Really? All I am getting is disdain and a high level of professionalism.

    • NBG

      So…bad sex, then. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Just Me

        Oh, thank you…that was priceless!

      • H2olovngrl

        Angry sex.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      She has just fucked hair that looks like she smoothed it down right before she went on stage, and he has a smug look on his face. That’s all I’ve got.

      • zenobar

        To be fair, he always has a smug look on his face. I think it’s his lips.

        • Tobey

          What lips?

    • gabbilevy

      Besides, Hugh Dancy! I would be super, super sad.

      • drdarke

        @gabbilevy – rest easy, dear. In these shots she’s thinking, “Now, are Hugh and I doing a threesome with Damien after this panel – or is that the threesome with Mads, and we’re hooking up with Damien after drinks tonight?

        “Who knew planning group sex at TCA had so many logistical issues? If we had a couple more women, I’d just invite everyone over to our room tonight for an orgy. ::sigh::

        “You know, Carol and Lara who work with Hugh are awful cute – I’d do ’em both….

        “Oops – first question. Big smile, Claire!”

  • MilaXX

    I don’t think that is a good sitting down dress. It makes her boobs look droopy. I hate the haircut on him. Did he do another play during the off season or is this for the show?

    • Heather B.

      I’ve read elsewhere that it’s for the show. Probably to help him hide in plain sight or something.

      • MilaXX

        Okay then he can be forgiven for the haircut, but not the bad shoe/sock combo

        • Heather B.


        • drdarke

          @MilaXX – remember the old No Nonsense ad? “Mommy! The elephant has wrinkly pantyhose – just like you!”

          That’s what Lewis’s socks remind me of….

          • MilaXX


    • Jessica Freeman

      I don’t think its a good standing up dress either….

    • nyFANtAsTIC5710

      Yeah he went bald for his movie “The Silent Storm” but it conveniently works into Homeland’s storyline as well considering he’s going into hiding.
      It’s growing back though. (Good!)

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      I agree about that dress. It doesn’t sit well at all. His hair doesn’t bother me as much as his wrinkly hosiery.

    • turtleemily

      Think it would help if she were sitting up straight instead of slouching with her shoulders drooping.

    • d4divine

      Her boobs look droopy because she has terrible posture.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Who’s great idea was it to put him in flesh colored socks?

    • RedRaven617

      I know!? What a weird thing to do.

    • Heather

      They look like the ‘support socks’ my sister had to wear after getting a varicose vein removed.

    • gabbilevy

      I mean, I know he’s a ginger and all, but even he isn’t *that* white.

  • The bodice is terrible. Droopy-boob syndrome.

    • LipstickForPigs

      AKA ” Droob”

      • Ah, the technical term. Hahahaha.

      • MoHub

        A term I will add to my ever-expanding vocabulary.

    • kimmeister

      I don’t think it’s terrible in and of itself, but her posture isn’t helping, plus this is one of those bodices that looks better filled out.

      • I should have said terrible for her. (It’s really not all that great on the runway model either.) She isn’t as well-endowed as one needs to be to pull this off. And she needs to sit up straight. I stand by my opinion on this. Terrible bodice resulting in droob.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I don’t like the dress, and her posture is makes it look even worse. it makes the front of the dress look schlumpy. I thought that was his skin, but alas, those are support hose. Nice everything else though.

    • MarTeaNi

      Sometimes I wonder if the mothers of Hollywood’s darlings forgot to teach them how to Sit Up STRAIGHT.

      • majorbedhead

        Oooh, I was JUST going to type that! “Sit up straight and put your knees together, young lady. You look like you were raised in a barn.” I may have heard that a time or two growing up. *rolls eyes*

  • kayleymaybe

    When I see her sitting with that bad posture, she’s Angela Chase all over again.

    • mlle

      I just like how he’s always leaning. Against stuff. He leans great.

      • formerlyAnon


  • 3boysful

    How about the fact that that washed out lavender washes HER out?

  • Meredith_P

    I think his socks match her dress! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can mere mortals hear this Q&A somewhere? Latecomer to the show (as usual) but I luv it!

  • teensmom99

    She somehow makes fashion work without looking too fashiony. She seems kind of real.

  • veriance

    He has a very weird mouth. total Mickey Mouse vibe. She needs to sit up straight and I think that color washes her out.

    Love the show though. Wowza.

    • Fordzo

      I think his whole lower face is odd. It’s so narrow, and he does often look like he has a sour candy in his mouth. And their kissing on the show? Ew. It just looks like they are gnashing their teeth together.

      • formerlyAnon

        Whereas, if his chin weren’t too narrow and his eyes a tad too small for beauty, I’d consider him boringly conventionally attractive rather than extremely hot.

        This is how Mama Nature stirs up the gene pool.

        • Fordzo

          Werd. I have an appreciation for unconventional looks. My preferences just veer in a different direction.

          And, in my defense – I never said his eyes were too small!!

          • formerlyAnon

            No, I’ll take blame/credit for characterizing his eyes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • MilaXX

      I think he’s a side talker. More famous side talkers; Luke Wilson & Drew Barrymore. I cannot look at any of them when they talk for that very reason. Damian compounds that by not only being a side talker, but also having a very small mouth as well.

  • Miss wks

    One of the ugliest, ill-fitting dresses I have ever seen in my life….and I’m OLD.

  • marlie

    Her dress is underwhelming, and not very flattering on her. And he… has never done it for me.

    • Their show doesn’t do it for me either. I did not find it to be the taught drama everyone else has. Didn’t even finish the first season.

      • marlie

        Me neither! I think I made it through 3 episodes. Maybe.

        • makeityourself

          I watched the first three and had to stop, it was so bad.My husband, however, continued along and begged me to rejoin him, which I did. Well, I’m telling you, stick with it. The second half of the 1st season more than makes up for the first few episodes. It’s truly compelling. These two actors turn in performances that will stay with you or weeks.

  • Insidiously

    I have a thing for gingers. Give papa some suger.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    He is wearing probably my most hated mens shoe- the ubiquitous slip on dress shoe. And not a good version. Grrrr.

    • Fordzo

      They look like he just picked them out at KMart.

      • Chuck Barthelme

        Exactly. With all the awesome mens shoes out there, why these? Especially with a nice suit, they totally ruin the look. (As if his weird socks hadn’t already done that.)

        • Kimbolina

          Yes, I hate these kinds of shoes! Anytime elastic is included in a “formal” item is a big ol’ no in my book.

  • Tatiana Lujรกn

    She looks very pretty. I don’t know if it’s the shade of lilac against her skin or a different hairdo or makeup, but she looks way better than how she usually does.

  • desi_girl

    Those socks on him! I couldn’t look at anything else in the pictures once I noticed those socks! WHAT was he thinking?

  • Mary Featherstone

    Could she have at least sat up straight?

  • CeeQ

    I irrationally hate Damian Lewis. He just screams douche to me for some reason. Those socks (or man-hose) are not helping any.
    Love Claire Danes – especially when she laughs. So cute =) Loving her outfit too – those shoes are fab! I can’t resist a nice T-strap =)

  • beebee10

    I love that show, but I never bought them as a couple. To me, her body language is very uncomfortable here and she looks annoyed to be sitting next to him.

  • anyalama

    Am I getting old (or is it that I play the cello?), but are those short little chairs or what? I know, what a stupid thing to comment on, but it’s making my back hurt just looking at those squat little chairs.

    • crash1212

      Squat little chairs/couches have nada to do with getting old or cello playing, and they are a scourge on seating everywhere. It’s an especially bad choice for peeps on an elevated stage sans table or anything in front of them. Watched a game show last night and all contestants were made to sit on very low couches and they all kept squirming around and watching them try to get up made me realize that I actually had something in common with Amy Poehler in that it’s highly awkward to wear a skirt and heels and try to gracefully stand up when the couch is too damn low. Wow…didn’t realize I had SO much to say about this! ::laugh::

  • mlle

    I think the dress would look better standing up, since all the detailing at the waist vanishes when she slouches.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    Maybe they had sex but not with each other. She’s married to Hugh Dancy who strikes me as completely fuckable.

  • Lola Channing

    No to the dress. As someone already mentioned on here, it is not a good sitting down down because it has no structure. And he always creeps me out. I am so glad CArrie didn’t go with him into the wild.

  • Trisha26

    The dress needs a belt. Hate the concentration camp hair on him. Never will understand that cut on any man. Never.

  • crash1212

    I dunno. I think they both look not so great hear. The dress washes her out terribly and those lace panels are tacky to my eye. Everything going on this him makes my eye twitch. Those chairs are an abomination to seating everywhere. I can’t imagine how one could sit up straight…which makes the fact that she’s slouching a pass.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Mmm Brody… I sometimes dream that Gaga’s Hot Ginger Handler quits her service and becomes Damian’s extremely close bodyguard.

    • formerlyAnon

      Sweetie, I think you’re inventing a new genre of slash fanfic.

      • Nonmercisansfacon

        Haha you’re right. The completly ridiculous but naughty narrative going in my mind about those 2 certainly fit the fanfic bill!

  • formerlyAnon

    He’s generally insanely hot looking. (Also: Lovely hands and a beautifully mobile face are going on here. Are you guys fashion bloggers or something that the socks he’s wearing even *registered*??)

  • Imasewsure

    That dress is real world adorable on her and he looks like a dirty dirty (but well dressed) boy… love love

  • kalisa

    That’s a weird dress to wear for a sit-down.

  • larshine

    Why is she schlumping? She looks all droopy all over. I think they look as if they got caught in the midst of a fight – she’s pissed, he’s smirking because he got the last word in… eesh.

  • d4divine

    Pantyhose. LOL

  • Laylalola

    I’d thought I’d read these two cannot stand each other. Maybe I’m thinking of another current on-air couple.

  • yethica

    Doesn’t she kind of have a record of homewrecking? Just saying…

  • conniemd

    They look like a couple in their first session of couples’ therapy. They might have had sex, but that only aggravated their issues.

  • boweryboy

    I agree with your assessment of Damian, and I don’t even find him attractive.

  • AutumnInNY

    Posture Claire posture! Sit up straight, makes all the difference.

  • Meredith

    LOVE that dress but it’s all over the place on her when she sits