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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Why Matthew Had to Go

Downton fans may be mad at Julian Fellowes for killing off M. Crawley tonight but, according to this article, he had no choice.  Actor Dan Stevens wanted out.   British fans went nuts when episode was aired two months back:
"Lord Fellowes, who won an Oscar for his screenplay of Gosford Park, disclosed he would have written an alternative ending for Matthew’s character had circumstances been different. 'If he [Stevens] had been prepared to come back for maybe two or three episodes in a series, that would be different. Then we could have had a foreign posting or invented a career that would have made it possible for him to be away.
“'Otherwise we would have had to make this tremendously successful love affair between Mary and Matthew unhappy, which I didn’t feel would be believable.'"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and Mr. Dan Stevens Hollywood career he wanted so badly is going to be a bust, as soon as American audience get wind of this stupid mistake he made. He must have gotten bad advice. But, his Hollywood career is FiNITO!