"Homeland" actress Claire Danes received a surprise invitation from former President Bill Clinton to "come and meet him in some special room" after the Golden Globes Sunday night, according to news reports.
According to Politico, Danes arrived to see Clinton in conversation with Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson:
"I thought, ‘Wow,’" she said. "He’s amazing. He’s, you know, an icon."
Danes said that Clinton, like President Barack Obama, enjoys her political thriller "Homeland."
"He’s a fan of the show," she said. "He very sweetly said that he appreciated how the character is kind of shedding light on mental illness, which is still a taboo subject. So, that was very flattering and I was very touched."
Clinton was a surprise guest at the ceremony to introduce Best Drama nominee "Lincoln," which delves into the sixteenth president's efforts to pass the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery.