Claire Danes brought the comic relief backstage at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards after taking home the prize for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama series for her role in "Homeland" for the second year in a row.
Speaking to reporters, the 34-year-old actress made baby noises when asked what she will tell her and actor and husband Hugh Dancy's 9-month son regarding her Emmys experience.
"Ama anambama beep boop bop. That's kind of the level of communication we have going right now," Danes said.
"I'm just hoping he's not going to impale himself on this thing," she said, holding her pointy Emmy statuette. "I'm going to keep it very elevated at a place that he can't injure himself terribly. It's going to be a while before I let him watch any 'Homeland' episodes. Let's put it that way."
On "Homeland," Danes plays a CIA agent who falls in love with a U.S. POW who was captured in Iraq. He became brainwashed by an Islamic terrorist leader, converted to Islam and began working for him upon his return to the United States, where he became a congressman.
Danes won her first Emmy in 2010, for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie, for her role in "Temple Grandin." She earned her first Emmy nomination in 1995, given for her lead role in "My So-Called Life," which launched her career. She attended Yale University for in the late 1990s and later dropped out and returned to acting.
Backstage at the 2013 Emmys, another reporter asked Danes why she was able to avoid getting into trouble when she was younger, unlike several actresses today.
"I think I was very fortunate to live in a time when not everybody had cameras on their cell phones," Danes said. "I was a sloppy kid but there weren't millions of civilians to catch those sloppy moments and post them on the Internet. There was no 'going viral' back in the day. So I think that was helpful land also I took three years off to go to college. I was an idiot in the privacy of my own dorm room."