Original playwright Daniel Pearle adapted the big-screen version from his 2014 Lincoln Center play, which was a hit at Manhattan's Claire Tow Theater.
Fans can next catch the four-time Golden Globe winner as Clare in the children's show dramedy Brigsby Bear - hitting US theaters July 28 - with Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Kyle Mooney, and Andy Samberg.
And that experience translated onscreen, as Claire Danes held hands with a young actor while filming A Kid Like Jake in New York on Friday.
The actress held hands with the boy, who was obviously comfortable in her presence, as they strolled along the sunny sidewalk for the cameras. The three-time Emmy winner not only has four-year-old Cyrus with her husband Hugh Dancy, her Homeland character is also mother to a small child.
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