INTERVIEW: Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery Talks Emmys, Season 4 and Life After Matthew For Lady MaryBy Susan Hornik on September 20, 2013
While UK Downton Abbey fans are rejoicing over the September 22 start date for Season 4, the fascinating period drama won't be back until January 2014 in the States. To tide Yank soap fans over until then, Daytime Confidential caught up with Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress Michelle Dockery, who plays long-suffering Lady Mary Crawley on the hit serial.
The talented actress offered interesting insight about the show, her character and that impressive Emmy nomination. Dockery also dished her alter ego's love life, now that much-loved Matthew (Dan Stevens) has gone on to the Great English Country Estate in The Sky. READ MORE
Former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens is really sorry about Matthew Crawley’s death during the popular serial’s Christmas special, according to Radio Times. Apparently British viewers can’t enjoy their plum pudding if someone on TV dies at Christmas.
Speaking to Radio Times, the 30-year-old star went on to say: "I think what emerged is that it's an unwritten rule that you're not supposed to die on British television on Christmas Day, and that, specifically, was not my doing."
Stevens' character, Matthew Crawley, was killed in a car crash after visiting his wife Mary and their newborn baby in hospital. The untimely demise of such a main character, in the last few minutes of the two-hour festive episode, came as a shock to viewers expecting a more uplifting instalment of the hit ITV period drama.