Claire Danes: ‘People still talk about my 2016 Met Gala dress’

Claire Danes is still asked about her 2016 Met Gala dress almost four years after she wore it. The Homeland actress hit headlines when she stepped out onto the red carpet at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual fundraiser in a strapless light-up Za…

Claire Danes is still asked about her 2016 Met Gala dress almost four years after she wore it.

The Homeland actress hit headlines when she stepped out onto the red carpet at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual fundraiser in a strapless light-up Zac Posen ballgown that made her look like Cinderella.

Speaking with the fashion designer for Town & Country magazine, Danes shared that she is still asked about the look and is thrilled she can share such a memorable red carpet moment with her longtime friend.

“People still also talk about the dress you designed for me for the 2016 Met Gala. I mean, they talk about it as one of the most remarkable things that I’ve ever done in my life,” she said. “And I’m sort of like, ‘Well, I have an amazing friend.’ But I was glad that we got to share that.”

Posen, who recently closed his eponymous fashion label, praised his pal for surviving the evening in such a heavy dress.

Meanwhile, Danes recalled how she had required assistance in the bathroom.

“I was careful not to imbibe any liquids, because the bathroom situation was not easy. I remember I went in there before it was too crowded, and Uma Thurman was in the bathroom and she helped me,” the 40-year-old remembered. “(The dress) was great on the red carpet, but it really came alive inside the museum. People’s mouths would just fall open, it was so pretty.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Danes told her friend, who she has known since he was in high school, that she only started partnering with designers for public appearances after Baz Luhrmann got Prada’s team to style her to promote his 1997 movie Romeo + Juliet.

“You did your own styling. You got a dress, and you did your own hair and make-up,” she shared. “I remember, for Romeo + Juliet, Baz Luhrmann partnered with Prada, so Miuccia Prada did all my clothes for that press tour. That was amazing… It feels antiquated now. But we’re evolving, and that’s always a good thing.”

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Claire Danes stands by decision to turn down Titanic

Claire Danes has “zero” regrets about turning down one of the lead roles in Titanic.The Homeland actress declined the part of Rose in James Cameron’s historical epic back in 1996 because it felt too familiar after having just starred opposite leading m…

Claire Danes has “zero” regrets about turning down one of the lead roles in Titanic.

The Homeland actress declined the part of Rose in James Cameron’s historical epic back in 1996 because it felt too familiar after having just starred opposite leading man Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet.

The gig eventually went to Kate Winslet, and the historical epic won 11 Oscars in 1998, including a Best Actress nod for the British star.

However, Danes is still pleased she turned down Titanic because she simply wanted a different type of movie to get her teeth into.

“I had just made this romantic epic with Leo in Mexico City, which is where they were going to shoot Titanic!” she said during a sit down with Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast. “And I just didn’t have it in me!”

The 40-year-old then recalled a conversation with DiCaprio as he wrestled with the decision to star in Cameron’s epic.

“He just looked up at me and said, ‘I’m doing it! I’m doing it!'” Danes said. “And I could see he wasn’t sure. But he was like, ‘F**k it, I gotta do this thing.'”

The Golden Globe winner later confessed that she wouldn’t have been able to deal with the huge fame both DiCaprio and Winslet received when the film was released.

“I think I really wasn’t ready for it. And I remember after that movie came out… and he just went into another stratosphere,” she explained. “I just couldn’t do it. I didn’t want it. I was just really clear about it. I wasn’t conflicted.”

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Kim Kardashian sending new make-up collection to ’90s icons

Kim Kardashian is planning to send her new make-up collection to ’90s style icons including Kate Moss, Jennifer Aniston, and Alicia Silverstone.The 38-year-old announced the latest additions to her KKW Beauty range – the Matte Smoke and Matte Cocoa Col…

Kim Kardashian is planning to send her new make-up collection to ’90s style icons including Kate Moss, Jennifer Aniston, and Alicia Silverstone.

The 38-year-old announced the latest additions to her KKW Beauty range – the Matte Smoke and Matte Cocoa Collections – on social media on Monday, and revealed they were heavily influenced by the make-up looks from the era.

“I’m so excited to announce my new 90’s inspired collection of all matte formulas – The Matte Smoke & Matte Cocoa Collections!!! I get a lot of my makeup inspiration from the 90’s and love how nostalgic this entire collection is,” Kim shared on Instagram. “There are so many looks you can create with this collection. I can’t wait for you guys to try it!!!”

The collection features two eyeshadow palettes, six lipliners, five eyeliners and six matte lipsticks, including one in the same shade she used to wear as a teenager.

And to celebrate the latest KKW Beauty products, Kim plans to send the new collection to her very own ’90s icons. In a video posted to Instagram, fans can see that the reality star has supermodel Kate Moss, Friends actress Jennifer Aniston and Clueless star Alicia Silverstone on her list.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Tatyana Ali, singer Mary J. Blige, rapper Foxy Brown, Claire Danes, who shot to fame as the star of ’90s teen drama My So Called Life, and Winona Ryder, who fronted famous ’90s films including Edward Scissorhands and Mermaids, are also on the list.

The mother-of-four’s promo shoot for the launch of her new collection features Kim wearing Versace’s strappy belt dress, which was first worn by her hero Donatella Versace in the early 1990s.

The two new collections will be available from the KWW Beauty online store from 16 August.

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Zendaya feared she’d be set on fire by Cinderella-inspired 2019 Met Gala gown

Zendaya feared she would be set on fire by her Cinderella-inspired gown at the 2019 Met Gala after it began to overheat.The 22-year-old stepped onto the red carpet at the prestigious fashion event back in May with stylist Law Roach, who acted as her Fa…

Zendaya feared she would be set on fire by her Cinderella-inspired gown at the 2019 Met Gala after it began to overheat.

The 22-year-old stepped onto the red carpet at the prestigious fashion event back in May with stylist Law Roach, who acted as her Fairy Godmother.

He found Zendaya’s Tommy Hilfiger dress and made it glow blue, transforming her into a real-life Disney princess on the red carpet.

However, the Spider-Man: Far From Home star revealed that there was a team of people controlling the dress from the stands overlooking the red carpet at the Met Gala.

“The dress was like a science project,” she told Vogue.com. “It was animatronic, and there were literally two people in the stands moving it with remote controls. I had no idea that it was going to heat up because there were so many batteries and wires in it.

“It got really hot – like, I was a little bit scared – and I just said, ‘I should probably get this off before I roast…'”

The Tommy Hilfiger tribute to Cinderella was a hit on social media, however, there was one famous face who disapproved of the star’s Met Gala look.

Commenting on an image of Zendaya on the social media site, Mean Girls star Lindsay Lohan raged: “Claire Danes did that with @ZacPosen already.”

The 32-year-old then addressed the Homeland star directly, and complimented the actress, who wore a similar style to the bash three years ago.

“@ClaireDanes, you wore this dress so beautifully,” she added. “I don’t know why someone thinks that they can be more chic. Ever.”

Zendaya later responded to Lindsay’s criticism in an interview, and said was unaffected by the unnecessary comments.

“Maybe in some strange way, that comment made them feel better that day. People are only negative because negativity is eating away at them,” she added.

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Claire Danes played games with on-screen son between takes

Claire Danes and her son Cyrus would play with her on-screen child between takes on A Kid Like Jake.The Homeland actress stars alongside The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons as parents who are struggling to do right by their son Jake, who doesn’t conform …

Claire Danes and her son Cyrus would play with her on-screen child between takes on A Kid Like Jake.

The Homeland actress stars alongside The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons as parents who are struggling to do right by their son Jake, who doesn’t conform to gender norms, as they apply for him to attend New York City kindergartens.

The Romeo + Juliet star easily bonded with Leo James Davis, who plays Jake, because he was the same age as her son Cyrus at the time, and the trio hung out and played games together between takes.

“I had a four-year-old, who’s five now. My son, Cyrus, came to set a lot and got to be friends with Leo, who played Jake,” she told Collider. “I was so much in the habit of playing with a boy that age that it wasn’t a stretch for me. In fact, Cyrus and Leo and I would be playing (game) Duck, Duck, Goose, in between takes. The cameras could have just been constantly rolling.”

The film, which also stars Priyanka Chopra, Octavia Spencer and Ann Dowd, is based on Daniel Pearle’s play of the same name, in which Jake was not featured at all. In the screen adaptation, they decided to use the character sparsely and were careful about shooting Davis directly.

“There was just always a fabric around him, or they’d shoot him from surprising angles or from behind,” Claire explained. “We just played and improvised, and the DP (director of photography) was always moving his camera around and just collected a lot of raw material that they would make sense of in post-production.”

The 39-year-old, who is pregnant with a sibling for Cyrus, decided to shoot the film during a break in her Homeland schedule because it seemed “light and fuzzy” compared to the series, and because she understood the parents.

“I, of course, happen to be a New York mom with a four-year-old son, or he was four, at the time, and I’d just gone through that gauntlet of applying to schools in New York City,” she added.

A Kid Like Jake hits cinemas from 1 June (18).

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