Dame Maggie Smith is known for her acting as the Dowager Duchess on the critically acclaimed TV show ‘Downton Abbey’ (not to mention ‘Harry Potter’ for younger people). However, the actress hasn’t seen any of the episodes yet, despite the fact that they’ve finished filming their sixth- and final- season.
Maggie admitted two years ago that she hadn’t watched ‘Downton Abbey.’ In a recent interview, she was asked if she had gotten around to watching any episodes yet. She replied:
No. But they gave me the boxed set. And I’m going to do all sorts of things now, ‘cause I’m free!”
UK audiences saw the series finale this week, but the sixth season will be just starting in the United States next month.
The end of the series brings an end to something else that Maggie is likely happy to be done with: the corsets. She said she didn’t actually wear one all the time, however.
In actual fact, I have to say that I did cheat a bit. Because I promised that if I sat up, bolt upright, I made it look as though I were wearing corsets.”
That works for me. Corsets are NOT good things to wear!
In these pictures she was spotted shooting a scene for the show with co-star Penelope Wilton. Are you ready for the final season of ‘Downton Abbey’? It premieres in the US on January 3 at 9 pm ET.
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