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Claire Danes: My Son Cyrus Is a ‘Real Set Baby’ on Homeland

03/07/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

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As season 5 of Homeland prepares to commence shooting, the show’s star and producer, Claire Danes, is ready to get back on the set.

But she’s likely not the only one: Danes’s 2-year-old son Cyrus Michael Christopher has practically grown up around the cast and crew.

“He’s the Homeland baby,” Danes told PEOPLE at the 32nd PALEYFEST opening night, which honored the Showtime hit, on Friday.

“I was pregnant with him filming. Third season, he was five months. I have so many photos of him in various stages of development in Carrie Mathison’s chair.”

Danes, 35, and her husband, Hannibal star Hugh Dancy, 39, have both worked continuously since their son’s birth, so it is no surprise that Cyrus is already a little director in training.

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Claire Danes Felt ‘Anxious’ about Return to Work

07/31/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Claire Danes Homeland
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Claire Danes may spend her days crying on the Homeland set, but the Emmy-winning actress has no problems leaving her character’s problems behind thanks to her son Cyrus Michael Christopher.

“The material is very dark and it is so nice to come home and be jarred out of that state by this buoyant butterball — this bundle of love,” Danes, 34, told reporters Monday at Showtime’s Summer Television Critics Association tour in Beverly Hills.

“I have this beautiful little boy to just kind of go ‘bing’ and just erase it all very quickly.”

Danes and husband Hugh Dancy welcomed baby Cyrus in December. And despite telling Elle she “would make a lousy stay-at-home mom,” the actress now confesses she was nervous to return to work earlier this year for her hit show’s third season.
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