Here's Danes on the cover, perhaps having just found out she's landed the "Age Issue."
Regarding the lack of any hint of happiness whatsoever, over to Smize Correspondent Tyra Banks:
The accompanying shoot is also Homeland-themed. Here's Danes/Mathison on a stakeout mission.
Her Homeland co-star Damian Lewis pops up, perhaps also in character as ever-broody Nicholas Brody.
This will have to make do as a changing room, then. And this Calvin Klein dress is lovely.
Omg potty mouth Carrie!
Now here they are having a (chic) lover's quarrel. Maybe Brody preferred the blue dress or something?
But all it takes is a little bit of formalwear for them to settle their differences and have a nice cuddle.
Homeland's third season doesn't air until late September, so this August cover seems like a weird choice, timing-wise.
Objectively, the October issue would seem like a much better fit. But then, perhaps Anna's just a big fan of the show and made a deal to get some preview screeners early. See more from the shoot and read the accompanying interview with Claire Danes, who's out of character by that point, over at Vogue.com.