Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Shirley MacLaine...cast in juicy role on "Downton Abbey"!
Feisty seasoned pro - Shirley MacLaine - is joining the cast of the award-winning PBS mini-series - "Downton Abbey" - according to industry sources over the weekend.
Tattler readers may recall that I raved about the upstairs-downstairs-style period potboiler which has captured the imagination of discriminating audiences both here and across the big pond for two scintillating seasons now.
Ms. MacLaine - a talent extraordinaire - is slated to run interference with Maggie Smith's frosty "Dowager Countess" in the upcoming third season (which is guaranteed to cause pulses to race and tongues to twitter, just betcha!).
MacLaine will portray Lady Grantham's mother (Elizabeth McGovern).
Stay posted for updates!