Belfast Telegraph

Lady Edith 'always the bridesmaid'

Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael fears her character Lady Edith will be always the bridsemaid and never the bride.

While her sisters Lady Mary and Lady Sybil have their choice of men, Lady Edith has endured a series of heartbreaks. Speculating on what might be in store for her character in the third series, set in the roaring twenties, Laura joked she may take up flying after learning to drive a car.

Laura said: "Um, more heartache, who knows... the possibility of finding love - I don't know. No doubt, always the bridesmaid!"

She added: "We were talking about planes and trains. So maybe I'll take up flying now that I can drive."

Edith's older sister Mary Crawley is engaged to newspaper magnate Sir Richard Carlisle but is in love with Matthew Crawley, whose proposal she previously turned down.

Viewers are gripped as to whether Mary and Matthew will admit their love in the forthcoming Christmas special.


From Belfast Telegraph