Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay says Lady Sybil’s world could be ruined

Jessica Brown Findlay, who stars in Downton Abbey as Lady Sybil, has said that her character’s life could be left in ruins if she runs away with chauffeur Branson (Allen Leech).

As viewers will know, Branson declared his love for Lady Sybil last week, but she, as yet, hasn’t acted on it, but she does have feelings for him.

Speaking to What’s On TV, Jessica said of Lady Sybil and Branson, “They have such a wonderful connection.

“I think Branson is probably the first person that Sybil has ever been able to talk to about stuff that’s been of interest and a meeting of similar minds and characters…

“But there is so much at risk for her with him. On paper it sounds so romantic, but there is so much more to lose.

“She might not appreciate or want to go down the path of being a lady, but she appreciates and respects her family.

“She doesn’t hate them. She’s not doing it out of bitterness and she loves them.

“So to do anything about it would mean so much more than some romantic gesture, it would mean the end of her world in that way.

“You’ll have to keep watching.”

Downton Abbey continues on Sunday night at 9pm on ITV1.

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