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Maggie Smith Wants the Downton Movie to Start With the Dowager Countess’s Funeral
Let's just say she has some opinions about this film.
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Rumors of a Downton Abbey film have been swirling for months, much to the excitement of the period drama's enormous fanbase.

But at least one person is less-than-thrilled with the prospect.

Dame Maggie Smith, who won several Emmys and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Lady Grantham on the much-loved Masterpiece PBS series, isn't so keen on the idea.

"I just think it's squeezing it dry, do you know what I mean?" she said during an interview at the British Film Institute. "I don't know what it could possibly be. It was so meandering, what would you [do]? Anyway, that's not my problem. That's the Lord's problem." (The Lord, in this case, being Downton creator Julian Fellows.)

However if a film does happen—Smith wouldn't officially confirm whether or not a film is in the works—she thinks Lady Grantham's funeral would be a perfect jumping off point.

"I could croak it, and it would just start with my body. But I don't know. They talk about there being a film, but who knows? Who knows."

If only wishing made it so.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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