Danes is ready to take on a new role, she says. But more than anything, when she thinks about life after years of location hopping (as well as Berlin, Homeland has filmed in North Carolina and Tel Aviv; Hannibal, Dancy’s previous show, shot in Toronto), she is looking forward to nesting and establishing routines. That involves moving into the West Village townhouse that she and Dancy have been renovating “forever”, and play dates for Cyrus.
There is now time to reflect on what her perfect day would be: breakfast with Cyrus and Dancy, a walk to The Whitney Museum, a ramble on the High Line, a raspberry-vanilla shaved ice, a nap with Cyrus, rounded out by an evening with The Litwits.
As for Carrie, will she ever get the quiet life she thinks she wants, book club and all? “I don’t know. She’s not a quiet person,” says Danes. “But I would like a little bit of happiness for the old broad.” Season 5 of Homeland is on Showtime now