‘Homeland’ Star Morena Baccarin Talks Season 2
Homeland star Morena Baccarin recently talked to Entertainment Tonight about the upcoming second season of the hit Showtime series.
Television insiders are expecting the series and its two lead actors, Claire Danes and Damien Lewis, to receive nominations when this year’s Emmy Award contenders are announced next month, but as Baccarin could easily find her name among the nominees as well, she also talked about the challenges of her role.
The 33-year-old actress plays Jessica Brody, the wife of assumed P.O.W. and sleeper terrorist Nick Brody (played by Lewis).
“The most daunting part was the arc of this woman who was married to a man that sacrificed himself for his country,” said Baccarin, ”who then had to deal with knowing he was captured while keeping things at home just as they were in case he does come home, but eventually coming to terms with the fact that he was probably dead, despite never knowing for certain or having closure. Then, when she finally allows herself to love again, she finds out her husband is alive and coming home. That arc was so daunting and so beautiful and so painful.”
Looking ahead to season 2, she added, “It’s going to be a very different story. Yes, it’s the same characters and still very much about Brody being a terrorist and Carrie’s (Danes) illness, but it’s a fast-paced season. I think fans are going to be breathless watching. These writers don’t f*ck around – I would say that everyone should seriously expect the unexpected.”
Homeland previously won the Golden Globe earlier this year for Best Drama.
Baccarin (NBC’s V) stars in Showtimes Golden Globe winning series Homeland with Claire Danes (My So Called Life, Romeo + Juliet) and Damien Lewis (Your Highness, Dreamcatcher).
Currently in production in Charlotte, North Carolina, season 2 premieres on Showtime on September 30.