The British invasion started when Prince William and Duchess Kate paid a historic visit to New York City this week. However, they are not the only Brits to have taken to the Big Apple. The stars of “Downton Abbey” were also in town to talk to their American audience on what to expect from season five of their hit PBS show. They were just recently on “The View” chatting it up and Broadway World posted the interview on Tuesday.
Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham), Laura Carmichael (Edith), Rob James-Collier (Thomas), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), and Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes) were in the studio to talk about what may be coming up on the series and to answer a few questions that is on everyone’s minds. American fans are getting excited for the season five premiere next month. Hosts Rosie O’Donnell and Rosie Perez were also quite thrilled to see them in person.
When asked on whether actor George Clooney, who has been seen taping with the cast, was going to be actually in one of the final episodes, Hugh Bonneville set things straight. Clooney was not there to film for the regular series. Instead, he had a short stint in a sketch for a charity special just for the UK audience.
The ladies of “The View” also tried getting Laura Carmichael to spill the beans on what will happen with Lady Edith and her baby and whether the family will eventually find out about it, but she was mum about the whole thing. No spoilers from her. It sounds like it will continue to be a tough road for Edith again on season five. It also looks like Mrs. Patmore will stay ‘boyfriendless’ this upcoming season as well, as stated by Lesley Nicol.
In addition to appearing on “The View,” the “Downton Abbey” cast also paid a visit to the “Today” show on Monday. In addition to confirming that Isis the pooch is really not part of the terrorist group and mentioning the infamous ‘water bottle incident,’ they also spilled a secret about George Clooney and Maggie Smith (the Dowager Countess). The cast admitted that those two made out! Whether it was just a quick smooch or part of their UK sketch, it should be interesting to find out more about this secret tidbit.
Lesley Nicol was also not very happy that she wasn’t invited to take part in that stint with Mr. Clooney. However, she did jokingly say that she isn’t bitter at all about it. How cute is she? It seems that Prince William and Duchess Kate are not the only well-loved Brits in town. The anticipated season five of “Downton Abbey” premieres in the U.S. on Jan. 5 on PBS. Are you super excited?