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Claire Danes on Spending Time with Her Son: I Just Hang Out and ‘Make Dumb Faces’

01/30/2016 at 08:00 PM ET

It sounds like Homeland fans aren’t the only ones who know Claire Danes‘ famous faces.

While walking the red carpet at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the mom to 3-year-old Cyrus Michael Christopher joked spending time with her son includes plenty of silly expressions.

“I just hang out with him and make dumb faces, which is what I do for a living anyway,” Danes, 36, told E! News‘ Giuliana Rancic.

But other than her own successful series and husband Hugh Dancy‘s show Hannibal, Danes admits she’s a little unfamiliar with the rest of the nominations — or any other Hollywood hits from the past few years.

“I barely am able to watch my own show, my husband’s show,” she jokes. “We took Cyrus to his first movie for his birthday in December, like a movie in the movie theater. We saw Peanuts and it was maybe my first movie that I saw in the theater since he was born.”

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Why Hugh Dancy Has Perfected ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’

06/04/2015 at 10:00 PM ET

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Hugh Dancy may be best known as an actor, but he’s also a pro at singing — at least when it comes to lullabies.

“The last song I sang out loud was probably ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,’ ” the Hannibal star tells PEOPLE when recently chatting about One Last Thing. “It was to my son [Cyrus Michael Christopher, 2½].”

Dancy, 39, says he sings to his son “every day,” and thinks that Cyrus is a fan of his vocal abilities.

“I think he likes it,” he says. “I’ve taken his silence to be approving, but maybe he’s just waiting to tell me how he feels when he can speak!”
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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

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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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