Women Care Less What People Think Of Them As They Get Older : Michelle Dockery, Actress
Updated on: 17 Dec 2015
As Downton Abbey bows out with a stunning Christmas Day finale, the show's 33-year-old star talks exclusively to Red about coping with fame and wanting to take a grown-up gap year.
ON THE END OF DOWNTON ABBEY
'On my last day of filming, leading up to that final take, I felt sick. I didn't expect to feel so sad. But I think it was a smart move to end the show where we did. At the wrap party, the producer did a speech and said, 'now let's party like it's 1925!' My feet have only just recovered from all the dancing.'
ON COPING WITH FAME
'When Downton first became... just the enormity of it. I was so overwhelmed and found it hard to adjust to being recognised and having my private life in the spotlight. You quickly realise that the press can get to you. I've got people around me who I can turn to for advice: my mum, and my partner, John [Dineen, her PR fiancé]. But, at this stage, my instincts are pretty good.'