Working up a sweat! Claire Danes braves 80 degree heat to pound the beach on her morning jog

As CIA agent Carrie Mathison in the long-running series Homeland, she is often in heated situations.

And Claire Danes embraced the 80 degree temperatures in California on Wednesday. as she took her morning jog.

The 38-year-old showcased her toned physique as she pounded the beach path in Santa Monica. 

Getting heated! Claire Danes embraced the 80 degree temperatures in California on Wednesday. as she took her morning jog

Getting heated! Claire Danes embraced the 80 degree temperatures in California on Wednesday. as she took her morning jog

The actress showed how she keeps her athletic body in optimum shape for the physically taxing role. 

Wearing a tiny pair of running shorts, she  displayed her bronzed, toned pins to perfection - clearly honed from her love of exercise.

She layered a white vest over the top, which skimmed over her taut stomach, and revealed her muscular arms. 

Sporty: The 38-year-old showcased her toned physique as she pounded the beach path in Santa Monica

Sporty: The 38-year-old showcased her toned physique as she pounded the beach path in Santa Monica

Work up a sweat in Claire's Under Armour tank

Our hats are off to Claire Danes who even in the blazing heat, she still opted to go for a run. Luckily she wore a light-weight, drywick tank top by Under Armour to keep her cool while she hit the pavement.

It's been 8 months since we made our New Years resolution to stay fit and though we've just about completely given up, these images of Claire have got us inspired to hit the gym! You too?

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Claire looked the picture of optimum health as she sported glowing skin and a smooth complexion, as she went make-up free. 

She scraped her blonde tresses back into a bun to keep her cool. 

Speaking about her intense character on Homeland to Ellen last month, Claire admitted she'd like her to have lighter responsibilities for at least one episode.

She layered a white vest over the top, which skimmed over her taut stomach, and revealed her muscular arms
She layered a white vest over the top, which skimmed over her taut stomach, and revealed her muscular arms

Looking good: She layered a white vest over the top, which skimmed over her taut stomach, and revealed her muscular arms

Home run: She scraped her blonde tresses back into a bun to keep her cool

Home run: She scraped her blonde tresses back into a bun to keep her cool

Training: Wearing a tiny pair of running shorts, she displayed her bronzed, toned pins to perfection - clearly honed from her love of exercise

Training: Wearing a tiny pair of running shorts, she displayed her bronzed, toned pins to perfection - clearly honed from her love of exercise

Keeping the beat: She was plugged into music as she ran solo

Keeping the beat: She was plugged into music as she ran solo

'I'm always hoping for a little relief for Carrie - it's pretty hard. There's a lot of reason to cry.  I just would like her to play Monopoly with [daughter] Frannie. One game of Monopoly — benign, easy, chill. That's always my little wish for her is some domestic bliss. I think she deserves that, she mused. 

Claire has recently been spotted filming scenes for upcoming comedy A Kid like Jake with Priyanka Chopra.

The movie, which will debut in 2018, centres around a couple trying to get their kid a scholarship into a private school by using his 'gender variant' tendencies to help him stand out.

Claire plays Jake's mother Alex Wheeler, while Priyanka plays Amal, who is a central figure to Jake's school admission.

Claire has been married to Hugh Dancy since 2009, and the pair have a son together, Cyrus, five.  

 

 

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