Yes...you read that right. Jillian Anderson
The interview was done regarding Anderson's upcoming PBS miniseries "Great Expectations." Anderson says of the miniseries, "Hopefully people will embrace it with the same love that flowed toward 'Downton Abbey.' I was actually offered a part in 'Downton.'"
And then she confirms the part was none other than Lady Cora, the American female head of Downton, wife to Lord Grantham and mother to ladies Mary, Edith and Sybil. Interesting!
What do you think about this? I think Jillian's way too young! I love Elizabeth McGovern in the role.
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