“Downton Abbey” stars Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech and Laura Carmichael discuss the new movie and the TV series’ huge success in a new interview with Town & Country.
“Downton” launched in the U.S. back in 2011 and the fact that so many people watched it shocked the cast, especially because it was a period drama airing on PBS.
Leech shares, “If it had been on one of the major networks, (Dockery interjects: “Or one you have to pay for”), they would have pushed it too hard.
“’Downton’ had to be discovered. It had to have that slow build.”
Dockery says of returning to film the upcoming “Downton” flick: “When we came back to filming, it felt the same.
“It was like just going back to work, seeing your mates.”
There’s, unsurprisingly, already been talk of a sequel, due to the film’s ending, and creator Julian Fellowes hasn’t ruled one out.
He admits, “I certainly wouldn’t refuse.”
“Downton Abbey” the movie hits theatres Friday.