In a rare interview airing this Sunday on CBS’ 60 Minutes, Downton Abbey star Maggie Smith pauses when she’s asked if she’s proud of the show. Why? “I haven’t actually seen it, so I don’t — I don’t sit down and watch it,” she tells Steve Kroft. “Never?” he asks. “No, I haven’t watched it,” she confirms. Smith, who’s promoting her new movie Quartet, is a perfectionist who doesn’t want to see what she should have done differently. (The answer: nothing!) Not in the preview clip below, sadly, is the 78-year-old Oscar, Emmy, and Tony winner’s answer to a question about her reputation as someone who doesn’t suffer mediocrity: “You’re trying to say that I am what everybody says… I’m scary and I understand that totally,” Smith says. “Old people are scary and I have to face it, I am old and I am scary and I am very sorry about it but I don’t know what you do.” READ FULL STORY
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“I suppose she has an appropriate costume for every activity.”
– Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) from Downton Abbey, addressing ex-prostitute Ethel’s cook uniform
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