Tuesday, March 11, 2014

‘Downton Abbey’ cast discuss what they want for their characters in season 5

By Andrew Sims (@sims) at 7:00 pm, March 10, 2014 | Reviewed by Karen Rought

Downton Abbey season 5 has already started filming, so what do the cast members want for their respective characters in the new episodes?

PBS has released a video compilation depicting a few actors sharing their hopes for Downton Abbey season 5. Each idea seems feasible in our book.

Rob James-Collier offers up a theory that, if history is any indication, Thomas will make an attempt at love with another man in season 5. His reasoning? Thomas made moves in seasons 1 and 3, so he’s due for a new beau in 5.

Laura Carmichael, who plays Edith, hopes she and her character’s baby will have scenes together but realizes it may be difficult if she wants to continue keeping the child a secret. We know Edith’s child will be at the home of a farmer – a task she organized at the end of season 4.

Mrs. Patmore actress Lesley Nichol says she would like to have a scene between her character and Lady Violet (Maggie Smith). When she said this, it made us realize just how separated some of the characters are from one another despite being in the same house.

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