The pitch she’s on is so high, and to maintain that hyper-vigilance is exhausting. But it’s fun. I like her - she’s smarter than I am, and definitely more bad-ass than I am. It’s fun to wear her cape. I wasn’t sure about sustaining that… for possibly seven years. I was unsure if it was almost too relevant and would be exploitational and confronting and too distressing. But, ultimately, I had not encountered a character that was so dynamic and specific for a very long time.
- Claire Danes