Carrie off Homeland has admitted she sometimes "resents" being a mother. Thank you, Claire, I thought it was just me...
The actress, who has a 21-month-old son, Cyrus, with husband Hugh Dancy, also says marriage is hard, but insists she is besotted with both of the men in her life.
The 35-year-old star told the October issue of UK edition of Harper's Bazaar magazine: "Being a mum is incredibly challenging, but we still feel a pressure to talk about it in very romantic terms. And it's not just that. We all have that resentment at times and anxiety about being trapped by the role, that responsibility. And then chemically it can run riot... And there's no 'off' button. [For me] that was the hardest adjustment. You always feel beholden to somebody... And for so long they're like koala bears, you just feel a physical responsibility to be there for them to cling to. It's pretty primal."
Claire loves watching her son grow up, but said he recently started to have temper tantrums. By way of a summary, she offered "It's scary." Another silver lining to the cloud of motherhood... Obviously I wouldn't change things for the world, I'm very blessed to be a mum, but I do appreciate someone as high profile as Danes saying it like it is.