Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Meryl in "Downton Abbey"?

A little while ago I tweeted the article of Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes being quoted as saying he would like Meryl to be in his British period drama.  This is the second mention in two days of Meryl's name being associated with the hit PBS show.   On Monday a few cast members were asked that if a film were made who they saw as possibilities.  Meryl's name came up.  I didn't pay too much attention to that, but when I saw the Fellowes is a fan, my ears perked a tad. 

I am a huge fan of Downton Abbey.   When I was off work for thirteen weeks earlier this year recovering from shoulder surgery, I endured a short-term addiction to it.  Season three is set to air next month, and with it's popularity, the buzz about creating a feature film probably won't get any weaker.  I can't imagine that they wouldn't just use the regular cast in a film, unless they made some pretty major changes to the premise of the show.   They can always create new characters however, and seeing Meryl in any way part of this production or a similar production would be wonderful.  I liken it to my obsession with August: Osage County.   I saw the play six months before Meryl's name was ever linked to it.  It was and is so exciting to have a pairing of two things I very much enjoy. 

Downton Abbey is up for sixteen Primetime Emmys in September. 

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