THE VERY LONG LIST OF AWESOME LADIES ON TV: Violet Crawley [Downton Abbey]Don’t be defeatist, dear, it’s very middle class.
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Michelle Dockery’s favourite moments in Downton Abbey [x] :
“The third series. There were some really beautiful moments between Matthew and Mary. And the characters have really moved on, you know. They’re not… we’re not playing that sort of will they/won’t they… you know. The way that they’ve been for the past two years. In this third series they’re kind of settling a little bit. And I’ve really enjoyed playing those scenes with Dan Stevens.”
Was Michelle surprised when Dan decided to leave “Downton”? [x] :
“Initially, I was very sad to hear he was going. It has been strange not having him around because we had become very good friends and had done pretty much every scene together for three years. […] I remember when I first read it, I was just in a flood of tears. It was the finality of mine and Dan’s time together on the show. “
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❞ You see a million bricks that may crumble, a thousand gutters and pipes that may block and leak, and stone that will crack in the frost. I see my life’s work.
Of all the characters, Mary is the one who undergoes the greatest metamorphosis over the course of the three series. When we first met her she appeared to be a hard-hearted, rather cold and ambitious elder daughter of an earl. Blighted by having been born a girl rather than a boy, she needed to prove that she could make a success of herself just as much as any male heir would have. Mary’s closest relationships are with men: her father, Matthew and Carson. This stems, perhaps, from her feeling that she should have been born a boy. If she wasn’t one, then she was going to be as near as dammit. Her admirable qualities are ones that would have been considered masculine in 1920: she’s an adventurer, brave, an excellent horsewoman and a natural leader. In many ways, a woman of her disposition at that time would have been frustrated by the stemming of her potential. — Jessica Fellowes, The Chronicles of Downton Abbey