However stiff they may seem on the show, the cast of Downton Abbey can let down its hair and have some fun. Last Christmas, they put together a fun parody episode, where, borrowing from It’s a Wonderful Life, they asked us to imagine what daily life at the Abbey would look like if Lady Grantham spent her days cavorting with George Clooney rather than Lord Grantham.
Now, right before the show’s final season starts airing in the US on January 3, several cast members are giving us another scenario to consider: What would it look if Downton Abbey was performed only with American accents? Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley), Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham) and Allen Leech (Tom Bransom) performed an actual scene in their best American accents, and it’s a sight to behold. Particularly Allen, he’s a trip.
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