Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Very exciting news about the upcoming third season of Downton Abbey...
Shirley MacLaine has been cast in the third season of PBS’s “Downton Abbey”. The show features an American-born Lady Grantham character, played by Elizabeth McGovern, so MacLaine can play her mother convincingly, even with her flat mid-Atlantic accent.
“Masterpiece” executive producer Rebecca Eaton seems to get it, noting in Monday’s announcement: “Shirley MacLaine is a great actress and she’s as American as the day is long.” Eaton also promised that there would be much sparring in the show between MacLaine’s character and Maggie Smith’s Lady Violet.
Watching Professor McGonagall taking verbal whacks at Weezer should be a lot of fun.