At the age of six, young Claire Danes was suffering from the irrational fear that her imaginary friends were out to get her. It was at that time that her parents thought perhaps therapy might benefit their child, and Danes credits therapy–weekly sessions of which she still attends–with helping her to sort out her feelings, as well as become more in tune with her craft.
“I was getting to be a bit of a neurotic mess, so my parents thought therapy might do me good. But ultimately I became more scared of my therapists than I was of these imaginary creatures.”
I don’t mean to pass judgment here, but girl, you was crazy. I’m actually totally kidding, because I too was a completely weird little kid. I think I remember being four when I tried to put a pencil through my sister’s forehead. Hey, she was looking at me funny. But Claire seems like a smart, level-headed actress, which is remarkable, considering she started acting from such a young age. Except for that confusing Billy Crudup nonsense, which seemed highly suspect. But I forgive her, because I have no idea what the exact circumstances were–and cause she looks so cute and happy in these pictures.