Gorgeous “Downton Abbey” star Michelle Dockery is gracing the pages of Modern Luxury’s March 2014 issue of Manhattan magazine, where inside she talks about her audition for the uber-popular British period drama and what she loves about playing aristocrat Lady Mary Crawley.
On her audition for “Downton Abbey,” after running into future co-star Dan Stevens:
asked him who he was reading for, and he said Matthew, and he asked me
who I was reading for, and I said Mary. I remember thinking, ‘This could work.'”
On why she loves her character, Lady Mary Crawley:
love that she’s so complex. She’s very modern in that sense because
she’s more than a strong woman: She’s witty, vicious even. She doesn’t
suffer fools, yet she’s sensitive. She’s a mixed bag, and I enjoy
playing those sides of her. … I also love [that] she doesn’t
apologize for who she is or what she’s done. She might confess a doubt
to Anna [her trusted lady’s maid] in private, but in public? Never.”
On working on “Non-Stop,” her first big-budget Hollywood role:
“It was an entirely new experience — the film, living in New York and working in a studio where they pretty much built a plane.”
“Non-Stop” is in theaters now and “Downton Abbey” is currently filming Season 5.