Some of the performers and crew members of Downton Abbey believe Maggie Smith filmed her final scenes as Lady Violet Crawley, widow Countess of Grantham.
The writer Julian Fellowes has managed to persuade them to participate in the film released today, but if there is a second movie or more TV episodes, they are now planning acts without Lady Violet.
A source said, "Maggie believes she did all she can with the character, and bosses are now planning the idea of another movie without Lady Violet as the main gear."
The 84-year-old lady Maggie has already indicated that she is about to give up the role.
In 2015, she said, "I can not see how things could go on, I mean, the countess must be 110 by now."
Despite their unwillingness to continue, sources say that if the new film is a hit for the box office, a second film will be made, and the rest of the cast might be interested in continuing.
Downton Abbey will be released tomorrow in British theaters.