Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SPOILERS!!! Video of ‘Downton Abbey’ season 5 cast at Television Academy event

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By Andrea Reiher
May 05th, 2014

If you have a spare 90 minutes, some of the cast and producers of "Downton Abbey" did a Television Academy event over the weekend, and there is video of the entire panel. It's worth a watch for the fans -- though there aren't any huge Season 5 spoilers revealed.

But amongst the topics discussed are the famous fans of "Downton Abbey," how creator Julian Fellowes always had Brendan Coyle in mind for the role of Mr. Bates and how people follow Fellowes around in stores, begging him to bring Lady Edith some happiness. Hee. Poor Lady Edith.

Joanne Froggatt also discusses her character's controversial rape plotline from Season 4, saying that it was an "eye-opening experience," but that ultimately, Anna's choices made sense to her in the context of the times, when a woman like Anna would have her name and reputation sullied by publicly declaring that she was raped. Froggatt says it was "heart-wrenching" to play.

As for Season 5, there are a couple tidbits:

- Fellowes teases in regards to Edith's paramour Michael Gregson to "stay curious" and says "you'll have to watch" to find out if he returns or what happened to him.

- Froggatt also says that "in Season 5, Anna is more and more honest with Mary."

- Finally, Rob James-Collier discusses the Thomas-Baxter-Molesley plotline in Season 5.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.zap2it.com/blogs/downton_abbey_season_5_anna_is_more_honest_with_mary_baxters_secret_arc_continues-2014-05

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