Claire Danes to Quit Homeland?

Friday, January 4, 2013

CLAIRE Danes plans to leave Homeland after next season — because she wants to be a full time mom.

The actress — who’s married to Hugh Dancy — has been offered a salary increase to stay on the program, but she is keen to remain at home with her first child, Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, who was born Dec. 17.

“Claire has finally discovered the one thing she loves more than acting – being a mom!” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.

“Before Cyrus was born, Claire would never have thought about giving up her role on Homeland because she thought she’s be able to juggle her job with being a mom. But now she doesn’t want to leave her son.

“Claire and Hugh have agreed that he’ll continue working on Hannibal, as well as other acting jobs, if she decided to follow through with her plans to leave Homeland.”

After executives learned Claire might walk, they doubled her salary to $220,000 an episode as an inducement to stay for the upcoming season.

“Claire is having regrets about signing on for another season… it’s very likely the execs will eventually offer Claire another huge pay raise if she’ll agree to stay for Season 4, but she’s still leaning towards leaving,” said the source.

“Now that she’s a mom, she’s come to realize that the time with her son is invaluable. Besides that, she’s one of the hottest tickets in Hollywood these days. She knows that she can go back to acting any time she wants.”