Plus, it sounds like Thomas will finally get some action in season three! Who’s the lucky guy?
Wedding bells are ringing at Downton Abbey — but before Matthew (Dan Stevens) and Mary (Michelle Dockery) say “I do,” they’re dishing out major spoilers about their big day! The third season premieres in 2013 in the U.S., and the show’s stars recently spilled their upper-crust guts to the UK’s Mirror, revealing serious relationship drama to come.
Here’s what Dan and Michelle had to say about Matthew and Mary’s big day (and beyond):
1. The dress: “It’s a truly stunning dress, and I’m sure people will make some comparisons with the Royal Wedding,” Michelle said. “As we arrived at the church and stepped out of the carriage the crowds were just amazing, with all these supporting artists cheering us on.”
2. The complications: Though it may sound like the wedding goes off without a hitch, Dan promised, “There’s still some thrills and spills; it’s not all plain sailing.”
3. The fights: As the trailer for the third season first revealed, Michelle said Mary and Matthew “have their teething problems at the start.”
4. The sex: “It doesn’t get pornographic but there’s a newly-wed undercurrent,” Dan said of Matthew and Mary’s bedroom scenes.
The Mirror also spoke with Rob James-Collier, who plays nogoodnik Thomas, about how his character’s forgotten gay story line will to light in the third season.
“It’s a very emotional storyline and goes some way to explaining why he is how he is,” Rob explained. “Being a homosexual man in Edwardian times was against God and you could go to prison for it. It’s a burden and the audience will hopefully empathise with him.”
He even alluded to a potential romance between Thomas and new footman Jimmy Kent (Ed Speleers).
“Thomas takes him under his wing and looks after him,” Rob hints. “Knowing Thomas and knowing he has a preference for a certain type of person in life, I think Jimmy fits that bill perfectly.”
What’s your take on Dan & Michelle’s spoilers? Will Matthew & Mary’s marriage will last? Could a healthy relationship actually prevent Thomas from being a total prick? Drop me a comment with your theories and predictions for season three!
— Andy Swift
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