In an interview with The New York Times, Benedict Cumberbatch recalls a friendly run in with Downton Abbey producer, Rebecca Eaton, at the Golden Globe Awards. He also shares his opinion on the second season of Downton Abbey:
He recalled an encounter he’d had in January at the Golden Globe Awards, where the PBS “Masterpiece” executive producer Rebecca Eaton taunted him affectionately with a trophy that had just been won by “Downton Abbey.”He said: “I just looked at it and went: ‘Begone, woman. Bring it back when it says “Sherlock Holmes” or Steven Moffat or myself — someone else who’s more deserving than the second series of “Downton Abbey.” ’ ”Exhibiting a diplomacy that his Holmes is not known for, Mr. Cumberbatch stopped himself from saying anything more about the rival television series.“I know too many people who are in it,” he said. “I thought the first series was good. That’s what I’ll say.”
Elizabeth McGovern also let it be known she wasn't thrilled with Downton Abbey season two. What did you think? Were you happy with season two?