Claire Danes and Bob Schieffer Are BFFs

The 'Homeland’ actress and the CBS newsman are super tight.

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Bob Schieffer and Claire Danes arrive at the private premiere screening for the third season of "Homeland" at Corcoran Gallery of Art on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Wolf/Invision/AP)
Bob Schieffer and Claire Danes arrive at the private premiere screening for the third season of "Homeland" at Corcoran Gallery of Art on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Wolf/Invision/AP)

They've spent two years on each other's arms at the White House Correspondents' Dinner and now they're "pen pals," says "Homeland" actress Claire Danes about her Washington bestie, CBS "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer.

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The duo, arriving separately at Monday night's "Homeland" screening in Washington, D.C., both sang each other praises on the red carpet.

"I call him my boyfriend Bob, with all due respect to his beautiful, lovely wife," Danes said of her former dinner date. "We just got to be really good friends, so he's always nice to see."

Schieffer shared the sentiment. "I'm in love with Claire Danes," he chuckled. (Don't worry, folks, wife Pat Schieffer was there, too.) The veteran newsman said he'd seen every episode of "Homeland" and only brought up one nitpick: Didn't anybody on Capitol Hill notice that Rep. Nicholas Brody, Damian Lewis' character who may or may not be a terrorist, was constantly missing?

"I tell you what, the one thing that I always wondered about in this: Somebody in his office would wonder, 'Where is the Congressman?'" Schieffer said.

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