When worlds collide: J.J. Abrams visits the set of 'Downton Abbey'

(Let’s hope he didn’t drive there.)

While gallivanting around Europe to promote Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams apparently stopped by one of Britain’s most famous fictional estates: Downton Abbey, home of enough ominous musical cues and mysteries to be, well, a J.J. Abrams creation. Here’s the man himself, mixing something in the kitchen under the watchful eye of Mrs. Hughes (a.k.a. actress Phyllis Logan):

Don’t you love when the celebrities you like turn out to love your favorite movies and TV shows? (Case in point: Elizabeth Banks’s obsessive love for Game of Thrones; Elijah Wood’s obsessive love forĀ Game of Thrones; Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur’s obsessive love forĀ Game of Thrones… I’m sensing a pattern here.)

And chances are that Abrams’s appearance was exciting for some of the set’s regulars as well — given the show’s popularity and how big Downton‘s own cast is, I’d bet that someone there is also a big Lost fan. Maggie Smith, maybe? Please, please say it’s Maggie Smith.

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