CLAIRE Danes is thinking and talking about the nature of true love.
"I remember before I had ever fallen in love, when I was very, very young, I was desperate to have that experience,'' the beautiful young American actor says.
"I had a boyfriend. I was like 14 or something and I said: `Maybe, maybe this is love. Maybe my love is just so searing; it's so hot that I can't even feel it'.
"I really convinced myself of that for a while.''