‘Downton Abbey’ season 4 notes: Michelle Keegan and words from Julian Fellowes

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Downton AbbeyThe latest news in the “Downton Abbey” world today comes from a pair of sources, and we begin with a woman who seemingly would be more than happy if she was cast in a season 4 part in the weeks and months ahead.

So is this woman? It’s none other than Michelle Keegan, who is leaving “Coronation Street” next month after more than five years on the popular British soap. In a new interview with The Sun, the actress proclaims that she definitely has a deep desire to do a little bit more work in different genres rather than just a modern-day soap, and she unsurprisingly singles out the uber-successful ITV series:

“I really want to do a period drama … Something like The Tudors or Downton Abbey.”

Considering that “Downton Abbey” has been in production for quite a while now, she better hope for a role in one of the later season 4 episodes, if anything.

Fellowes speaks again – Now that Julian Fellowes has one of the most-successful programs on TV, he has to deal with what are the ultimate ramifications of that: dealing with a number of people shouting at him “you’re not doing it right!”. While speaking at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival recently, the show creator explained that he is frequently met with complaints from various people, even those who are by and large misinformed as to what they are really talking about:

“One of the things that did rather irritate me was the complaints, when the newspapers always assume that the complainant is right and the programme is wrong.”

Ultimately, Fellowes seems to take things very much in stride, which is really all you can do in such a situation.  What do you want to see happen moving forward on “Downton Abbey”? If you want to hear what Julian Fellowes has to say about moving on without Dan Stevens, you can do so over at the link here.

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