Interview with Gareth (info on multiple characters!)
TVLINE | Lastly, when are Carson and Mrs. Hughes going to get together? And was there always a plan for them?
I don’t know what Julian [Fellowes] would answer to that, but I think it has more to do with the chemistry we saw between Jim Carter and Phyllis Logan. I saw them as sort of a husband and wife very early on. Downton is about romantic love and companionship, and in that sense, they are one of the Downton relationships, even if they’re not married. Obviously that was a lovely tease at the end of last season, so we’ll see what happens to them.
Good lord, I’m such a Phyllis fan. I read this:
“TVLINE | Can you say anything about the Dowager Countess’ storyline this season? We hear it’s bigger than normal.
She has a brilliantstoryline this season. … It’s Downton at its best, this storyline. It’s fantastic.”
Well crap, I love the Dowager, but I just see this as yet another way to possibly pass over the likes of Phyllis in the advocacy-for-awards department (like the Emmys this year). Mrs. Hughes kept practically *everything* together last season. She is a champion. And yet she was not given at least a push by the Downton execs for a nod.
Sorry, not sorry, Dowager Countess fans. I’m one of you, but I’m also for giving credit where credit is due for downstairs, as well as upstairs. End rant.
I am in total agreement with everything you said.
Me too!!! Phyllis owned season 4! She is well overdue to be recognized. I would not be watching Downton without her! xo
Agree on Phyllis. Show her some love Fellows.