If you really think that “Downton Abbey” is done breaking your heart now, you probably have another thing coming your way pretty soon. This is at least the thought process of Dan Stevens, who believes that the death of one Matthew Crawley is going to be far from the only event that has fans up in arms during the show’s upcoming fourth season. (Julian Fellows has already said that he is happy that he killed Matthew off prior to the start of the season, as it allowed him to dive into new story-lines.)
Stevens said that he was “sure that there will be [more shocking moments] to come” while discussing the reaction to the end of Matthew in an interview with the Radio Times, one in which he expressed basically what every celebrity in America thinks about Twitter whenever the general public starts to turn against them:
“It certainly shocked me that people were quite so vehement about it, but it speaks well to the character and to the show that people cared so much.
“The reaction is more extreme on Twitter because Twitter is a more extreme environment and under a veil of anonymity, people say all sorts of things they wouldn’t necessarily say in the street. In the street people are very sweet and generally understand, but there’s a certain enjoyment in the heartbreak which is part of the whole experience of Downton.”
It’s no surprise at all that Stevens has a handle on this, given that he is such an intelligent man, and he’s also unafraid to voice his thoughts on a given subject. He didn’t leave “Downton Abbey” out of spite, after all; he left simply because he had an opportunity to go after some other pursuits, and felt it was time for a change.
Do you think that the series will ever see a shock on par with what happened to Matthew? We want to hear from you below! Also, be sure to visit the link here if you want to see what Rob James-Collier has to say on the future of his character Matthew.