Homeland actress Claire Danes welcomed her first child, son Cyrus, into the world earlier this month and she has been talking about the kind of mother she would like to be. Claire says that she finds it difficult to say exactly how she sees herself as a parent, but just hopes to be able to keep her child safe.
Danes told Times magazine, “I can't begin to imagine what kind of mother I want to be. How could I answer that? I want to be a putrid mother who does not listen to her child and puts her own needs before theirs? I would want my child to feel safe and loved and held.”
She added, “Do I want to be yummy mummy? Well, I certainly don't want to be a repulsive mummy. I want to be yummy to the people who I have a an interest in finding me yummy, sure.” Claire also talked about getting back into acting following the birth.
She continued, “The desire to act has been such a powerful driving force as long as I can remember. I've always had such enthusiasm, and a clear direction about it. It's really very freeing to engage in the world in a way that is radically different from your own, to get into wild scenarios and play out the consequences.”
Claire Danes, who won an Emmy Award earlier this year, will spend some time bonding with baby Cyrus, before getting back to work as soon as she can.