Downton Abbey Star: My Kids Think I'm Stupid!

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January 8 marks the Season 2 premiere of Downton Abbey, the Masterpiece series on PBS, which has earned kudos for its wondrous mix of period dramatics and comedy-of-manners satire.

Trust me, it's even better than the Kardashians.

After a very special screening at the Times Center last night, the stars talked to us peons, removing all social boundaries by actually addressing our questions.

Elizabeth McGovern -- the Oscar nominee for Ragtime who plays Lady Grantham in Abbey -- turns out to be an American married to a Brit in real life, too.

And the Brit she's married to in real life happens to be Simon Curtis, who directed My Week With Marilyn!

But it's not always as high-glam as it sounds.

McGovern told us, "I've got two British teenage girls and maybe because I speak with an American accent, they think I'm a bit stupid.

"They never listen to a word I say."

Being from the south of Brooklyn, I totally heard what she was saying!



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Melinda9
Melinda9

Loved the first series - bought the DVD and couldn't stop watching. It's like a book you can't put down.Looking forward to the second series in Jan. Wonderful cast; Elizabeth McGovern is great in it.

Musto
Musto

PS: The screening was a big hit and the crowd screamed with laughter after every syllable uttered by Dame Maggie Smith. She's amazing.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

Ahh the teen years..dasn't mind a twit where your twat's from, dare say.

seamus75
seamus75

Sounds like your British brats just need a good old fashioned American beating.

Harmnoboy
Harmnoboy

Maggie Smith is my #1 favorite actress!. She can do great drama (Judith Hearn, Miss Jeanne Brodie come right to mind) and is also the best comedic actress I can think of.

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