Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael admits that the show changed her life when she almost stopped playing before taking on Lady Edith Crawley's role

  • Laura Carmichael said her role in the period drama has changed her whole life & # 39;
  • The 33-year-old actress met her friend Michael C. Fox on the show
  • Laura will repeat her role for the Downton Abbey movie next month as the Granthems welcome an unexpected royal guest in the household

Laura Carmichael, the lead actress of Downton Abbey, admitted that she was close to quitting acting before she played Lady Edith Crawley.

The 33-year-old actress told Town And Country that the role in the drama "changed her entire life" when she also met her friend Michael C. Fox in the series.

Before the long awaited Downton Abbey movie, Laura brought him back to the roots of the show in the 20th century with a glamorous epoch-style photo shoot.

Open: Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael has admitted that she was close to quitting acting before assuming the role of Lady Edith Crawley when she spoke with Town and Country

Open: Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael has admitted that she was close to quitting acting before assuming the role of Lady Edith Crawley when she spoke with Town and Country

During the open interview, Laura said, "I was so close to not being a working actress. I had a hard time.

"It's a painful experience to want to act and not to do it and try to figure out how to get there."

But the British actress then admitted that she was stunned to play such a large part of the series.

"I thought I probably had a line, but I had five scenes. I read it and said, "My God, that's a real part! Why do you see me for that? & # 39; & # 39; & # 39;

Candid: The actress admitted that her role in the series "changed her entire life" when she posed for a glamorous photo shoot in the style of an era

Candid: The actress admitted that her role in the series "changed her entire life" when she posed for a glamorous photo shoot in the style of an era

Exciting: Laura has been playing Lady Edith Crawley since Downton Abbey's first series in 2010 and will repeat her role in the much awaited film adaptation next month

Exciting: Laura has been playing Lady Edith Crawley since Downton Abbey's first series in 2010 and will repeat her role in the much awaited film adaptation next month

Laura has been playing Lady Edith Crawley since Downton Abbey's first series in 2010, and will repeat her role in the much anticipated film adaptation next month.

Details about the plot of the film were kept top secret, but it became known that the famous house will be visited by an unexpected royal guest.

When Laura was thinking about her time on the show, she also touched upon the fact that while she made lifelong friendships with her co-stars, she also met friend Michael, who acted as lackey Andrew Parker.

She said, "It has changed my whole life. If you can work and love it, it is such a pleasure. And I fell in love and found wonderful friends – how lucky are I? & # 39;

Lovely: Laura also met her friend Michael C Fox when she made the series (see picture above in February)

Lovely: Laura also met her friend Michael C Fox when she made the series (see picture above in February)

The autumn edition of Town & Country is available from Thursday, August 22, 2019.

The autumn edition of Town & Country is available from Thursday, August 22, 2019.

But despite her gratitude for getting the role, Laura admitted that she would be more open to a role in a modern series after years of working in historical dramas.

She added, "It's really fun to do something modern. Downton Abbey has a long shadow – I was in many costume dramas … & # 39;

Laura talked about her first day on set and added, "On my first day, I think, Jim [Carter] When I saw that I was like a hare in the spotlight, I had to come in, talk and serve myself a breakfast, which seemed extremely scary to help you? & # 39; & # 39;

"I am very happy to have worked with these great British actors."

The fall issue of Town & Country is available from Thursday, August 22nd.

Coming Soon: Details on the plot of the film were kept top secret, but it became known that the famous house will be visited by an unexpected royal guest

Coming Soon: Details on the plot of the film were kept top secret, but it became known that the famous house will be visited by an unexpected royal guest

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