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Pregnant Claire Danes: I Feel Pretty Knocked Up at This Point

Claire Danes arrives at the FYC Event For Showtime’s “Homeland” at Writers Guild Theater on June 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Steve Granitz/WireImage

Claire Danes is gracefully taking being pregnant with her second child in stride — despite feeling, well, “pretty knocked up at this point.”

“I am definitely with child. No, I feel OK. I’ve been doing a bit of traveling and tap dancing, as I call it, which is my term for letting people know that I’ve been making work and encourage them to see it,” the My So-Called Life alum, 39, told Us Weekly and other reporters at the Homeland FYC event on Tuesday, June 5. “Pretty soon I get to retire for a little while and just be pregnant, which I look forward to.”

Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes attend the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

As for dealing with pesky pregnancy cravings, Danes jokes that she doesn’t discriminate, telling Us, “I welcome all of the food.”

Danes and husband Hugh Dancy — who are keeping the child’s gender a secret — are already parents of son Cyrus, 5. Danes announced she was pregnant during an appearance on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show in April, saying, “I am pregnant. I’m seriously preggo … I’m deep into my second trimester.”

The Romeo + Juliet star, who will say goodbye to Homeland after its final seventh season, plans to enjoy her time away from the set with her family. “It feels like a huge luxury,” she admitted. “When I was pregnant with my first son, Cyrus, I worked until I was in my eighth month so this feels like a huge gift, to have a chance to kick my feet up a little bit.”

For now, however, Danes, is busy prompting her new movie A Kid Like Jake. She plays a mom of a transgender child in the Silas Howard-directed movie opposite Jim Parsons. “Every role I play is influenced by my own experiences, but I thought it was a really beautifully written story and just a wonderful portrait of a marriage and a family,” she told Us. “I was just thrilled to be working with that level of talent, behind and in front of the camera, so it was a great joy.”

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