Downton Abbey: Michelle Dockery, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Joanne Froggatt talk weddings, Emmy Awards & romance rumours
As we reported last week, Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery – who of course plays the role of Lady Mary – revealed to new! magazine that filming for her character’s wedding to Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) was carried out in top-secret mode so as not to spoil the scenes for viewers.
During that interview, Michelle revealed that she’d “felt like Kate Middleton” during filming and while wearing all the finery befitting of a bride at the time.
She said, “There was lots of security when we filmed those scenes.
“The place was swarming with paparazzi trying to get a glimpse – I felt a bit like Kate Middleton!
“We were trying to shield everything as we didn’t want people seeing the dress before the day…
“It’s a truly stunning dress and I’m sure people will make some comparisons with the royal wedding.
“As we arrived at the church and stepped out of the carriage the crowds were just amazing, with all these supporting artists cheering us on.”
During the interview, Michelle, and her co-stars Jessica Brown Findlay and Joanne Froggatt, also discussed their delight at having received nominations in this year’s Emmy Awards, which will be screened next month.
And Joanne, who plays maid Anna, added, “I think it will take me about a week to get ready!
“There will be lots of make-up and hair tests and ‘what am I going to wear?’ moments, so that will be really exciting.
“When I found out I was nominated [for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series], I jumped up and down and cried a bit.
“I went a bit red in the face. It was amazing.”
And finally, Jessica Brown Findlay, who of course plays the rebellious Lady Sybil – who ran off to Ireland with Downton chauffeur Tom, who’s played by Allen Leech – revealed that she’s just glad she wasn’t axed from the period drama!
She said, “I did get a bit worried when Sybil left, and Allen was convinced he wasn’t coming back.
“We’ve never known how our story lines would pan out.”
And when asked if the rumours that she and Allen are dating, are true, Jessica said, “No, we’re just good friends and we laugh about it.
Downton Abbey returns to our screens next month for its third run.