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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Cast Of "Homeland"

We all know Claire Danes can cry, but did you know she went to Yale? Brush up on your Homeland knowledge and catch up on season two, now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD. Then tune into the season three premiere on Sunday, September 29 at 9PM ET/PT on Showtime.

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3. Claire Danes (Carrie Mathison) auditioned for—and almost was—Rose Dawson in Titanic.

20th Century Fox / Everett Collection (Titanic) / Via Frederick M. Brown / Getty (Claire Danes)

The role only went to Kate Winslet after Danes turned it down.

4. Barack Obama is such a huge fan of Homeland, he invited Damian Lewis (Nick Brody) and his wife Helen McCrory to attend dinner at the real-life White House. Totally meta.

8. Although Dana Brody isn't exactly known for her extreme sport skills on the show, Morgan Saylor is a nationally ranked rock climber IRL.

9. After working with her in U-Turn, Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone wrote Claire Danes's recommendation letter for Yale.

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