Maggie Smith Doesn’t Watch Downton Abbey!

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Friday, February 15, 2013

MAGGIE Smith admits she has NEVER watched Downton Abbey!

The actress — who stars as the formidable Dowager Countess Violet Crawley on the show — says she never tuned in to watch her performance onscreen.

“I don’t sit down and watch it. I haven’t watched it,” she said.

“I will look at it when it’s all over, maybe. Because it’s frustrating — I always see things that I would like to do differently and think, ‘Oh, why in the name of God did I do that?’”

Despite winning numerous awards for playing the countess, Maggie insists she has no interest in fame.

“I don’t feel any different to the way I felt before, and I’m not quite sure what [being a star] means,” she said.

“I am familiar to people now, which is what I was not before. That is entirely due to the television set.”

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