A private romance built to last. Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy had instant chemistry when they met on the set of their movie Evening.“I was very recently single, and I had never been single before, so we were just friends for a while,” the Homeland alum recalled their first meeting during a February 2017 interview with Marie Claire. “[Hugh and I] met in Rhode Island when it was at its most audaciously beautiful, in the fall.
And there was one day when we were bicycling by the water and it was sparkly and idyllic, and I just had this dumb epiphany, like, ‘I’m really just happy.’”While Danes was interested in the England native, she had decided to take a break from relationships after a string of failed ones.
After she felt her “palate was cleansed” following a one-night stand during a production hiatus on Evening, she realized it was Dancy she wanted all along.“[I thought,] ’Oh s—t!
I think I’m going to marry this person,’” she recalled during a January 2020 appearance on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast. “[That was how] the end of my life as a single person was realized.”Dancy, for his part, was particularly pleased upon her realization before they started dating.“I can only say that I’m really glad my wife chose to have a one-night stand with an inadequate lover,” the Ella Enchanted star joked on SiriusXM’s “The Michelle Collins Show” in May 2020. “It was kind of in the moment [when] she was single, I was single, and we were both clearly thinking about it.Read more on usmagazine.com