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Claire Danes has spoken about meeting Us President Barack Obama. The Homeland actress appears on the cover of next month's Elle magazine, and revealed in the interview that Obama paid her a significant compliment. Danes said that she was persuaded to meet with the Commander-in-Chief by her husband, actor Hugh Dancy. She said: "Hugh was like, 'We have to meet Obama', and we walked over before we could think and found ourselves shaking hands with him. "I said, 'I'm Claire Danes', and he said, 'Oh, you're a fine actress'. And I said, 'You're a fine president!' And he said, 'Oh, you're a finer actress than I am president'. I didn't (more) »


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