Fans on both sides of the pond were devastated when “Downton Abbey” came to an end in March.
But star Michelle Dockery brought fresh hope to viewers still mourning the PBS “Masterpiece” period drama when she predicted that there may still be a movie spinoff in the future.
“I think there is potential for a film,” the actress who played Lady Mary Crawley told British newspaper The Telegraph. “That is something I would wholeheartedly consider, so we will see. It may not be over yet.”
“‘Downton Abbey’ was an incredible journey for six years and we were very sad to say goodbye, but it was the right time and it was very exciting actually leaving and going on to something like this and a whole new path in my career,” she said.
Dockery will next be seen on the TNT drama “Good Behavior,” in a role that is dramatically different to prim and proper Lady Mary. London-born Dockery plays Letty Dobesh, a drug-abusing petty thief and con artist who vomits and falls down drunk.
“I’m no longer anonymous but it comes with the territory,” she said. “‘Downton Abbey’ was something that surprised us all and was a huge springboard into America for many of us, which has obviously led to opportunities like this.”
Watch her in a very un-“Downton” trailer for “Good Behavior” below.