DOWNTON ABBEY's Michelle Dockery Talks Stevens Departure & More

DOWNTON ABBEY's Michelle Dockery Talks Stevens Departure & More

In an interview with Boston Common magazine this week, Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery talked about the success of the historical drama series and how it has changed her life.

Said the actress of her character Lady Crawley, "I love playing her because of her behavior at times. I find she can be quite shocking. She has a real bite to her that I love playing, because I don't think I could ever be that way. That's the joy of being an actor-you can play tap into those sides of yourself that feel unfamiliar."

Dockery also shared how things have changed on set now that her fictional husband Matthew Crawley, played by actor Dan Stevens, is no longer on the series. "It was just really strange not having Stevens around because three years is a long time to work with someone so closely," she shared. "There was a real sense of isolation with the character in the first episode because Mary has very much retreated. She's become a bit of a recluse. It's almost how it felt for me."

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On the Season 4 of the historical drama, Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award-winner Paul Giamatti (John Adams, Sideways, Barney's Version, Cinderella Man) will join the cast portraying Cora's maverick, playboy brother Harold, starring alongside the iconic Shirley MacLaine and the regular cast members.

Downton Abbey is a Carnival/Masterpiece Co-production. It is written and created by Julian Fellowes. Gareth Neame and Julian Fellowes are Executive Producers.


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