August 11, 2014
Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt might be a big name in her own right, but the actress admits she still gets star-struck by other celebrities – and was left feeling out of place when she came face-to-face with Scottish star Ewan McGregor.
The actress, who plays ladies’ maid Anna Bates in the period drama, was left trying to act “really cool” when she and her husband James Cannon saw Ewan and his wife Eve while they were out one night.
Luckily it turned out that there was no need for Joanne to feel uncomfortable, because it turned out the Scots movie star is as just a big fan of hers.
“He walked right past and me and my husband were going 'Ooh, it's Ewan McGregor'. Then James said, 'Oh no, he's seen me looking at him!' and I was going 'Don't look, just act really cool',” Joanne told the Sunday Express magazine.
Joanne and James were left worried they had offended Ewan by staring at him when he started walking over to them – but instead he lavished the Downton Abbey star with praise.
Joanne explained: "I whispered to James, 'Do you think we've offended him?'
“Then Ewan went, 'I'm so sorry. Did you see us staring at you? We're massive Downton fans and our girls love the show.'
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