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Claire Danes at 15 is an embarrassment to ourselves at 15. She was much, much smarter according to an Interview piece from 1995 that the site republished in honor of her Emmys win. Asked about being a Gen X-er, she responds, "Well, what do you think that image is? The slacker thing? Or having no hope? Or being cynical? I think people of my generation are really worrying about their zits and getting that date for Friday night. I think that's their reality." [Interview]