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  • Can you believe Downton Abbey is about to start its fifth series? And talking about

  • time being fast, we asked the cast what would happen if we were to put them in a time machine.

  • Now if you were to bring your character in a time machine, and she was living in present

  • day 2014, where do you think she would be based and what do you think she'd be doing?

  • It's hard to know. I think he would have been a writer.

  • Really?

  • Yeah, I think he's sort of a sage. He's a thinker, John Bates. So there you go. He would've

  • been a writer, a penniless writer on disability benefits.

  • That's an interesting one. I think he'd probably be living... Well, he would have lost all

  • this. That would have all been gone by the Second World War.

  • They would be living in New York together, and they would own...

  • In what year?

  • No today. Like right now. So if Barrow and Branson were here.

  • We'd have like a franchise of Burger Kings or something, really resent each other.

  • It'd be gay Irish bars that would be all around the States. So yeah.

  • What would they be called?

  • I think we'd have use their names. B&B.

  • Hey, are you going to go down to B&B? Yeah, I am!

  • So he'd be living in a crumbly flat in Pimlico, but working an investment bank and making

  • gazillions in that way, but losing them as well.

  • I think maybe Anna would be... Maybe she'd be a nurse or something like that possibly.

  • Because she's very caring.

  • Edith is a writer, so I'd like to think of her in 2014 as being like a blogger.

  • Well, I think the old Lady Rose would be like definitely out partying in like... I don't

  • know maybe in Brixton or somewhere.

  • But now... I think she'd just be like following bands around the country. She'd be a massive

  • groupie, but this year actually, she's much calmer, and I think perhaps she's looking

  • for love and she's wanting to feel kind of safe after all the drama of last year, so

  • maybe she'd be like hanging out in like, I don't know.

  • Well, I think she'd be based in London, and I think she'd probably be the editor of the

  • Guardian women's page.

  • That is so fabulous.

  • Living in Chiswick in a band called Sadie & The Hotheads. She's sort of similar to me.

  • Where would she be living? Maybe somewhere West because, you know, she's money.

  • Somewhere really... I don't know. Chelsea or some gorgeous pad overlooking the river.

  • I think she'd be quite a business woman.

  • What music do you think she'd like listening to?

  • Something quite sassy. I don't know. A bit of jazz.

  • Classic FM as she writes her column and then maybe some like dirty like house music. Just

  • like on an evening with her pearls. I'm making it really slow for some reason.

  • I think she'd go the Proms quite a lot.

  • John Bates. What music would he like?

  • I think he'd be a jazz man.

  • I don't know. I'll go for Mumford and Sons because I like them as well. I can't see Anna

  • in a nightclub.

  • And what do you think her biggest gripe would be about modern day society?

  • Mobile phones.


  • So annoying.

  • Yeah, really annoying.

  • I think conflict.

  • Technology. She hates it.

  • Barrow, this traffic's unbelievable. I remember when there was four cars in the whole of London.

  • Going up to a bar and ordering a drink. I don't think she'd understand. Where is the

  • personal waiter?

  • We quite often joke about it when we're on set, when there isn't a servant to open the

  • door, we're like how do I do get through?

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Downton Abbey Season 5: Cast time-travels with their characters to 2014

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    TK posted on 2019/04/23
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