Claire Danes Loves Married Life

Monday, March 5, 2012

CLAIRE Danes says being married makes her feel more secure.

The actress — who tied the knot with British star Hugh Dancy in 2009 — credits her husband with keeping her happy.

“My mom Carla taught me that a long marriage can work. My parents have been together since they were 18 so I am privileged to have them as role models,” she said.

“I like marriage. I feel very secure. It helps when you are in love with the person you are married to.

“I do sometimes look at him and think, ‘You are really handsome.’ He keeps me sane and happy.”

Claire also explained she turned down Kate Winslet‘s Oscar nominated role in Titanic because she needed some time apart from leading man Leonardo DiCaprio after they worked on Romeo and Juliet together.

“Is it true I turned down Titanic? Yes,” she said.

“I have no regrets. I had just made a film with Leonardo DiCaprio in Mexico City for five months and I was very tired. It would have been ridiculous to do another sweeping romantic epic with Leo.

“I would never have been able to get away from him. He’s a lovely man and a great actor but we needed time apart by then.”