Homeland star Claire Danes has revealed that she is "baby-centric" after having eight-month-old baby Cyrus with husband Hugh Dancy.

The 34-year-old actress, who plays Carrie Mathison, a Central Intelligence Agency officer in the American drama-thriller, admitted that she is loving life as a new mum.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Claire said: "Everything is baby-centric right now. I'm having a big old romance with my baby.

''To have a child is deeply grounding and I think it has tethered Hugh and I. It's all about Cyrus and creating a family together.''

Danes further explained that she loves coming home and leaving her job at the door, saying: ''It's schizoid. I'm happier than I've ever been in my life but I'm playing the total opposite of how I feel, because Carrie has never been more isolated, alone and aggrieved. I have had to reconcile these two opposing realities.

''It's nice to have Cyrus at the end of the day. He takes me out of whatever darkness I've had to experience at work. It's a quick fix. He is a beautiful butterball who brings me so much joy.''

Claire further explained that she can't wait to join her acting husband in Toronto, Canada, where he is working on Hannibal, saying: ''We're figuring it out as we go ... I tend to work and then Hugh works. I'm working right now and he's with us in Charlotte [North Carolina].

''Then there will be a bit of an overlap between Hannibal and Homeland but as soon as we wrap, I'll race straight to Toronto and serve my time as the domestic person.''