If you’ve been missing the Crawley family and the rest of the Downton Abbey cast, you’re not alone. In fact, a lot of people want a reunion, but it’s not going as smoothly as fans (or the cast) would hope.
After Downton Abbey ended in 2015, fans of the British series, which starred Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley), Maggie Smith (Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham), and more, have been waiting for any, and all, news about a possible movie reunion. Even though fans are ready for more Downton, one star points out that it hasn’t been easy figuring out how to get the entire cast back together.
“It’s been tricky,” Joanne Froggatt, who played lady’s maid Anna Bates on the series, told Radio Times this week about the movie’s spin-off. “There has been a lot of goodwill from all of us, but logistically, it’s a bit of a minefield.”
Despite the fact that it’s been hard to figure out how to make a movie reunion happen, Froggatt revealed that the cast is ready and willing if they can make it work into their schedules.
“It’s very difficult to get 22 actors together. But if we can, everyone would like to do it,” she said.
Fans can’t get enough of the Crawley family and their staff, and while the transition from from TV series to full-fledged movie may not be entirely seamless, we think the chance to see the beloved characters of Downton again is worth going the bumps along the way!
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