Shirley MacLaine on Maggie Smith: 'We Were Lovers In Another Life'
By Jerry Portwood
Image courtesy of Carnival Film & Television for Masterpiece
The New York Times's David Itzkoff interviewed Shirley MacLaine about her role on Season 3 of Downton Abbey, and MacLaine revealed that the two grande dames of acting started to reminisce about life and lovers during one lengthy shoot.
As MacLaine states: "When we were doing a press conference here, someone asked me if I had known Maggie before. And I said, 'Oh, yes, we were lovers in another life.' [Laughs] I don’t know where that came from."
Itzkoff: Do you genuinely believe that?
MacLaine: How the hell do you know? Listen, since I don’t know where it came from, maybe it’s true. I have no idea.
Season 3 of Downton Abbey premieres this Sunday, January 6.
Read what Rob James-Collier, who plays valet Thomas on the series, has to say about his role this season.