'Downton Abbey' Season 3's Shirley MacLaine: 'I'm the American who's for change'


A film and stage veteran and a best-selling author, Shirley MacLaine is happy to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award, like the one the American Film Institute will present her with on Thursday (June 7).This is partially because her career remains so active. She starts filming a remake of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" with Ben Stiller the day after the AFI event, and in January, she'll be seen as Lady Grantham's (Elizabeth McGovern) mother in the third series of the highly acclaimed and popular "Downton Abbey" on PBS."I was addicted to it," MacLaine tells Zap2it, "but not as much as after I knew I was going to do it. Then, I ran every episode and began to analyze why it is such a hit everywhere in the world. Every morning as I was getting dressed, I realized that you had to have two servants then, to get your clothes on. You couldn't do all...



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