"She was a PA on a movie I did when I was about 16. And she became a big sister and a wonderfully corrupting influence. Because she was horrified by how old I seemed. She was like, 'You're a Grandma, and you're 16. You're f**king weird, stop it.' So yeah, she slapped me around a little bit, and really encouraged me to just get stupid." Claire Danes learned to enjoy life as a teenager thanks to a quirky production assistant.