Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern on Season Two, Corsets, and What Cora Would Think of Her

She was nominated for an Oscar at 20 (for Ragtime) and engaged to Sean Penn at 23, then Elizabeth McGovern disappeared from the public eye, moving to London to get married and raise two kids with British director and producer Simon Curtis. Now she's back on the small screen as Lady Cora in Julian Fellowes's Downton Abbey, playing — appropriately enough — an American married to a Brit, the Earl of Grantham. This Sunday's season two premiere picks up with the Downton estate, both upstairs and downstairs, preparing for World War I. We spoke to McGovern ahead of the episode about how the war will affect her marriage, corsets, and what Cora would think of the modern woman. Read More...


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