New mom Claire Danes, 33, radiated the red carpet at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (January 13). Less than a month after giving birth to son Cyrus, her first child with husband Hugh Dancy, the Homeland star wowed in a red Versace gown.
When asked how she dropped all the pregnancy pounds so quickly, Danes told Us: “I haven’t yet! I am very strapped into this dress,” she joked after accepting the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama.
She added: “This is Versace, and they are really masters of illusion. I literally can’t go to the bathroom unless I take the entire dress off. So, there [are] some serious things involved here.”
And she didn’t gain too much weight during her pregnancy.
“I was on my feet a lot during the pregnancy,” she said of shooting Homeland nearly to full term. “I was working hard. So I didn’t have an opportunity to gain much.”
And it sounds like she’s enjoying every moment of new motherhood.
“It’s been a huge joy, this experience of becoming a mom,” she gushed. “I don’t know how to articulate it yet because it is so fresh.”
It was her first night out since welcoming her son in December. “I’m kind of startled to be in this scene, because I’ve been so sequestered,” she said. “I’ve been in baby world.”
She added: “I get some sleep, but I just think, like, ‘Okay, it’s another 4 a.m. call, which I have a lot on set, working in film and television.’ So I’m sort of used to being sleep deprived. But this is taking it to another level, and there isn’t a weekend off. There’s no break.”
She went on to say that motherhood is “delicious and the best thing ever. So it’s very motivating — the smell, just the scrumptiousness.”