The actor is getting to grips with being around Maggie and Shirley MacLaine
BY DEEPIKA RAJANI ON AUGUST 16, 2013
Downton Abbey's newest recruit Tom Cullen has claimed that iconic actress Dame Maggie Smith is not a person who takes any "bull****".
The actor who is poised to make his debut on the fourth series of the hit ITV drama later this year, as a possible love interest for Lady Mary Crawley, revealed what it was like starting work and filming scenes with Dame Maggie Smith and iconic Hollywood actress Shirley MacLaine.
Speaking in an interview with Attitude magazine, Cullen who plays the role of Lord Gillingham in the hit drama said: "It's kind of surreal, though, being in a room with Maggie Smith and Shirley MacLaine. I'm like, 'What the hell is going on?'
"The thing about Maggie is, because she's been doing this for so long, she knows how to get the best out of a scene and she doesn't take any bull****."
The actor added: "At the same time, she's just the most humble woman and she's so, so funny. Honestly, Maggie makes me wee out of my eyes!"
Whilst he has been left in awe of Maggie, Cullen revealed that it has been Shirley who has been teaching him some dance moves.
He continued to comment: "The other day she was teaching me some Bob Fosse - Shirley MacLaine has been teaching me dance moves!"