Monday, June 10, 2013

Dan Stevens: American Downton Abbey fans are intense (ITV)

Dan Stevens thinks his American fans are very intense.

The former 'Downton Abbey' star left his role as handsome heir Matthew Crawley on the hit ITV drama to explore a future in film in the US, but hadn't realised quite how full-on people are across the Atlantic.

He told InStyle magazine: ''The fans are on a whole different level in the US. Although it's difficult to tell whether it's just American enthusiasm - when American like something they really like it. People can get disappointed if I don't turn up wearing tails.

''There's all sorts of merchandise. I've yet to see the 'Downton' lunch box - I didn't even know people still used lunch boxes.''

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