PART ONE OF OUR JANUARY DOWNTON DISH SERIES....
As Downton Abbey devotees will now know, the fourth US season began last night with a morose and mourning Lady Mary wearing her widow's weeds with style and at least-- toward the end of the season premiere-- recovering some of her 'tude and SUP (stiff upper lip, Brit style).
What fans may not know yet is that they will be seeing Lady Mary in a whole new light when her creator, Michelle Dockery morphs into a spunky flight attendant in the new film, Non-Stop. Dockery is unfortunate enough to board a plane with air marshal, Liam Neeson. Again, folks, if you see Liam Neeson on the runway, rethink your destination. After viral shares of a spectacular plane crash in his film, The Grey, his appearance can't herald anything good happening in-flight.
Dockery said at a recent press conference that "it's like an action role, very modern and very different from Mary. When a flight attendant comes over, the things they do and say sound familiar because I've done it, it's really weird now. I thought, damn it, for once I've been serving the gin and tonics rather than the footmen on 'Downton.' "
But will she give you one bottle of booze or two? The whole can of Diet Coke or a halfie? And can she thwart the menace threatening the big man from Belfast while staying chic in her sleeveless service outfit (since when have you ever seen a sleeveless flight attendant?)....
Tune in for a HUSH-HUSH exclusive review soon!